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  1. Journals
    Hi all, I think my fish Killian is fin biting on his caudal (cheeky boy) - any tips on how to stop it? I just did a 50% water change on Monday and put (back) into his tank, his silk plant and an IAL (*sigh*). I noticed the tank was a bit cloudy after I did the water change, but didn't really...
  2. Betta Chat
    I always considered myself super lucky because in the 15 years I've kept bettas I have never had a fin biter *knocks on wood*. well... it happened.... I came home last week and my gorgeous new double tail has been taking bites out of his fins.... Now I know why everyone is so frustrated...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I bought a male betta from Petco the other day. Poor guy was swimming in his own filth. His fins looked like they were rotting away. I decided to take him home and keep him. But now I can't tell if he has fin rot or if he's a fin nipper. What do you think it is? And what should I do for...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Well my betta Comet is tail biting again. He has done it ever since I have gotten him. The odd thing is when I got him he had almost all of his tail fin. I have tried about everything people suggest to me but nothing seems to be working. Stress coat seemed to be helping for a couple of weeks...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had Whisper for only a week and a half. His fin got hurt in a filter that I had in his one gallon tank. I took the filter out right away and with in a day I could see his fin starting to heal. It was almost completely healed until yesterday. I was in the room with him until 5 p.m. and his...
  6. Betta Pictures
    I have a 5g cube set up with an azoo palm filter, plants, and divider almost ready for another fish to go in to live with my crowntail Lil Buddy. Only thing keeping me at the moment is my water is a little cloudy from my plant substrate and the heater I currently have is not strong enough. In a...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    Posiedon was fine yesterday, and fine last night. He had a bubble nest yesterday that was gone this morning. He's even in the middle of making a new bubble nest. His tail was just healing from Fin Rot from January. And the I wake up to THIS! What is happening? Is he biting his fin? What...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    So, I've had many betta over time, and I've only EVER had 2 that had a tail-biting issue. One of which only did so after trying to put him in a divided tank with another male. (Was separated and fixed). Blur, my Super Delta boy has a CHRONIC fin biting issue. His fins are chewed off so short...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    On saturday I discovered my betta had fin rot. I put him on Love fish anti fungal and bacteria and Im doing daily water changes. His fins seem to be getting much better! They looked less ragged and seem to be growing back quite nicely! I have just discovered his bottom fin has split in half! It...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    In two days Ruben has taken off almost half of his tail and has started on his anal fin. He started after I had to remove his divided neighbor, Aris, for treatment. Aris and him would flare and show off to each other, but his other neighbor doesn't flare at him. I think with the removal of Aris...
  11. Betta Fish Care
    For the past while, my female veiltail has been fin biting and after reading lilnaugrim's post on it, I'm pretty sure it must be due to boredom. I keep her tank (10g, filtered, 80˚F) very clean but it is really sparse. After upgrading her to a 10g with nice filter and heater, I pretty much ran...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    Hello friends! I am somewhat new to the betta world and would love some knowledge on how to better care for my bettas. I have owned bettas in the past but none of them had any fin problems. I currently have two bettas in the same tank. They are separated by a divider. My other betta doesn't...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    so my fish was biting his tail when I put him in a larger tank, so I changed the filter to a much weaker sponge filter thinking that he would stop... but it didn't. I came home from a sleepover at a friend's house to see that he had bitten almost ALL of his dorsal fin off. I transfered him to...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I put Pakoh in a 1 gallon tank with half the dose of Bettafix (people say it's effective at a lower dose) and a full teaspoon of aquarium salt. The damaged occurred after only one night in his new tank (a five gallon with a filter and heater). I made sure the tank was cycled beforehand. I'm...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm not sure if my halfmoon rosetail is biting his tail, he is very active and has a huge appetite, theres nothing in the tank that it would get caught on so I am torn between what it could be please help! :-( p.s sorry for the bad quality photos
  16. Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I’m a proud owner of a male halfmoon betta however, I have a sneaking suspicion that he may either be biting his fins or could possibly have fin rot (that I am hoping to catch early). I have had a betta die from fin rot before and honestly I’m just a little nervous about it. Housing...
  17. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I have been keeping bettas since I was very small, and have been keeping them seriously for at least 3 years now. I have had many bettas, in a variety of tanks and right now I have two boys whom I love very much but am getting a little bit frustrated with. Ever since I have...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, My Cancer has a poor tail fin that's ripped to shreds. I thought it might be fin biting(I ruled out fin rot because I don't see any black and it's just the one fin) but yesterday I noticed a bit of a hole/rip rather than a clump missing, and they look more shredded than bitten. I thought...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey everyone. I need some help. One of Rogue's pectoral fins is literally falling apart. I just noticed it, and it wasn't like this last night. Housing What size is your tank? 10 gallon What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Helphelphelphelphelp I think Loki has fin rot. I'd say he's biting, but there's a little bit of black around the edges too. The thing is, there were absolutely no signs of it yesterday when I left at two o clock. Now, at ten thirty, I just noticed. I spent the night out, and only got home about...
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