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  1. Betta Chat
    My better has been recently tail biting. Im pretty sure its tail biting because I will notice big chunks go missing. The problem is that its getting so severe he basically has no tail lefts as well as fins and he's having trouble swimming. I don't know how to help him
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, this is my first betta fish and I have noticed he has developed signs of fin rot :( any help on how to treat him? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 25.7 Does your tank have an air stone or other...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hi guys, I’ve had this male betta for over a month now and he still glass surfs now and again and today i noticed his tail has big chunks missing on the ends :( what is causing him to do this? I have him set up in a 6 gallon tank with 2 large silk plants with big leaves and a soft rock cave...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hello Everyone! I have a little blue delta tail (possibly cellophane) male betta named Casper! I got him when he was a little younger than an adult in June of this year and since then, he has started biting his tail in the past month and a half or so - for what reason, I am not sure yet! So...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I have a male betta named Casper as well as 2 nerite snails in my tank. Casper was healthy this morning when I greeted him. I walked away from the tank for 30 minutes and I came back to his tail looking like this! It looks like a snail got on his tail and started ripping at the sensitive...
  6. 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...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    When I woke up today and went to feed my Betta boy, I noticed his tail has little bites at the ends. I played with him yesterday so I think I would have noticed, it must have been over night. It's not much, but feels like a lot over just one night. I recently redid the tank to be able to give...
  8. 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!
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little boy, Lafayette, is a tail biter and it's taken me a very long time to come to this conclusion. <---the beginning <---the beginning of the biting The moment I knew his issue was something beyond the realm of fin rot or snagging was when I was on vacation and left him in the care of...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My little boy, Lafayette, is a tail biter and it's taken me a very long time to come to this conclusion. The moment I knew his issue was something beyond the realm of fin rot or snagging was when I was on vacation and left him in the care of my best friend. Around the time I left for...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am currently so frustrated with my VT betta.. When I very first got him he had a long beautiful tail, and after a few months I moved him into his 5 gal tank which originally came with a filter. The day after I put him in there half of his caudal fin looked as if it has been ripped off. So I...
  12. 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...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! I have a dumbo betta that's a tail biter and his tail is healing fantastically, but when I bought him I noticed that he may have chewed one of his pectoral (dumbo ear) fins. Do dumbo betta pectoral fins grow back? I haven't seen any new tissue forming at all.
  14. Betta Fish Care
    I've had my HM boy Captain America for almost twoish months now! (time flies fast). He appears to be an avid tail biter and I've read that a majority of the large-finned bettas tend to bite their tails. That's all fine and good. I can accept that. What gets me, is that those first few weeks I...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This is Chomps, he was adopted about 2 months ago. The photo on the left is from when we first got him, the picture on the right is a few days ago. As you can see when we got him, his tail looked a little rough. We had put him in a gallon tank for about a month after we got him until he was...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    what does it mean when your bettas tail have orange edges? hes in a 5 gallon ..no filter cause im doing like 3 50% water changes and one 100% per week to keep the infection away...its heated and conditioned...the ammonia and ph are fine ...0 ammonia and 7.2-7.6 for ph also hes been tail bitting!
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    i have a crowntail and his fins look ragged... that is the best explanation i can give they just look all ragged up and seem like some ends may break...put his ammonia and ph are perfectly fine ammonia at 0 and ph at like 7.2-7.6(i use api test kit) he is really healthy eats like a pig...his...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    my halfmoon betta is tail bitting im trying to get his fins to grow back he had a 10 gallon but i took all the rocks out and lowerd the water to half and closed the filter and started doing 50% water changes every second day so he doesnt get any bacteria...but this morning i saw that on some...
  19. Betta Fish Care
    Hi folks. My 5 months old VT betta lives in a 4 g sufficiently planted tank shared with 3 amano shrimps, temperature around 80 F, 15+ hrs lighting each day, with bubbler and filter(I set it so that it makes only SMALL water flow). I added gravel and did an almost 3/4 water change four days ago...
  20. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, my name's Joey, and I just joined this forum. I have a wonderful little red and blue veiltail betta named Sheldon. I've had him for about 8 months, and he lives happily and healthy in a 10 gallon tank that is heated to 78 degress and filtered. He shares it with a school of 5...
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