Betta Fish Forum banner

fin biting

  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My delta tail betta has been having fin issues for the last month or so. I'm a pretty new fishkeeper and I want to do the best I can for my fish. His fins are getting pretty ragged. He has some transparent areas on his top fin. The edges of his fins aren't white or black or red, and they're not...
  2. Betta Art
    I was told that I can put Roobios Tea in my tank to prevent fin biting, and my first thought was someone gulping down their Morning Caffeine and giving the rest to their betta. As a coffee-obsessed person, I found this hilarious.
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I posted a few days ago about my betta Merik hurting his fins on his filter. I recently put him in a 5 gallon fluval spec aquarium. I’d read a million reviews on how this tank is great for bettas. I also read reviews from people talking about how their bettas love to suction themselves to the...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! This is mine and my boyfriend's lovely boy Marvin. We've had Marvin for a while now and have seen him grow to become a wonderful little fish (he first came to us as a butterfly blue/white color, now he's solid blue-green with a hint of red). We love him very much and hate to see...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78ºF Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No Food: What food brand do you use? New Life Spectrum...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, everyone! My boy Louis is looking really tatty from his tail. It started with some missing chunks that I thought maybe was because of tearing against decorations (even though I've sanded down the rough edges on everything I own) that grew in size to large tears along the fin rays (that...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    I've had my betta a little over 2 weeks now at at first he was fine but it now seems as if he's developing a fin biting problem. I currently am assuming that it is because there wasn't much stimulation in the tank except for some floating elodea and water wisteria. I've since added one of those...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I'm pretty sure Hamilfin decided to bite his fins... I think it might be because of his light, he flares at his reflection when its on. I turned it off yesterday, but I checked on him this morning and his fins looked worse. Housing: How many gallons is your tank?5 Does it have a filter?Yes...
  9. Betta Fish Care
    Denny, my precious little guy, is biting his fins. I have never dealt with fin biting before, I guess I should feel lucky, LOL. Anyway, I've done a bunch of research, I've read the Fin Biting Vs. Fin Rot sticky, but nowhere can I find anything that will make him heal faster (if there is such a...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello. I purchased a halfmoon betta almost 4 months ago and have recently run into some slow but steadily progressing tail biting. Last time I had a halfmoon betta he also bit his fins and he eventually had almost no tail or dorsal fin left. It was awful. :'c This fellow is on a similar path...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I did a 50% water change a few days ago in my tank. Last night I noticed my betta was missing another chunk from his fin (this time his dorsal) and wasn't as excited about his food as he usually is. I just tested the water and suddenly there's an ammonia spike... I've never had this happen so...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I apologize in advance. I could not get my image links to work to save my life so I just placed them in here. I've had my half moon, Yukine since my boyfriend bought him for me as a Valentine's Day present. When I picked out this specific fish, he had an issue with damaged fins and being a...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I purchased a new Betta about two weeks ago. His tail was already rather short to begin with, but it was rounded and he overall looked very healthy. However, just hours after i got him home, i noticed that his tail had some tears/missing pieces. I researched it and I assumed it was just...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I've had my betta for about a month now and I noticed this morning while doing a water change that my betta has some tear and jagged-ness to his bottom fin and wasn't sure what it was (he's naturally pastel white/ blue/ purple with with translucent fins). My guess is that he scraped it on the...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys, I am a new member, literally just registered, and very happy to have an account here :-) I've had my first betta for around 2 months now, he's a beautiful royal blue delta, but lately he's come down with fin rot :-( It's not terribly severe, but its not just little ragged. Around half...
  16. Betta Chat
    So, as someone who's dealt with a biter for a long time now, I've gotten to experience the lovely mood swings that come with regrowth and then shredding again. Ugh. Anyone else want to chime in and vent and/or provide any sort of advice or comfort? Biting sucks, but we're all in this together!
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 10-gallon, currently in 2.5g hospital tank. Does it have a filter? Yes, but the 2.5g does not. Does it have a heater? Yes. What temperature is your tank? 78F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No. Does your Betta have tank mates...
  18. Betta Fish Care
    Hi all. I have a halfmoon betta male I purchased a few months ago. About a month ago he started showing signs of fin biting. He's a big flarer as well and always shows the undersides of his gills--very skittish. It's evident he's stressed, and I'm not sure what to do to help him. Any suggestions...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning I noticed some of Callisto's caudal tail missing and looked tattered and I want to know if it was fin biting or its the beginning of rot. I have no sharp edges in my tank and have already done the panty hose test with everything in the tank. Housing: How many gallons is your tank...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male butterfly betta is acting a bit unusual, and his fins have receded greatly this past month. He darts around his tank, occasionally digs into his gravel, and does not make bubble nests. I was thinking fin rot or tail biting, but I'm not sure. No matter what it is though, I'd like to find...
Top