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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My Betta fish's tail has gradually gotten worse ever since I got him. I have tried Indian almond leaves, getting him plants and a cave, and his water is clean. I've never seen him bite his tail. It just keeps getting more and more deformed. I don't know how to help him or what to do. I don't...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta for 2 weeks, and 2 days ago I noticed big rips in his fins. I have a different post where I thought it might be the filter or decorations tearing his tail, but I safety proofed the filter and took out any sharp decorations and his tail still got worse, so it has to be tail...
  3. 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
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, I’ve had my Betta, Señor Thor, for a little over a month. I am consistent with water changes & tank-cleaning, but noticed a few days ago that his fins are starting to fray. It didn’t look like fin rot because the edges of his fins are naturally a dark blue & have been since I got...
  5. 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...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male veiltail betta, Steve, was experiencing some fin fraying on his tail fin about 4 days ago. I added some aquarium salt after a water change and it looked like it was getting better for a couple of days and this morning it was almost healed, but then tonight it got bad within the span of...
  7. 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...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Received a Betta as a gift in February while I was living in a college dorm and got him a 2 gallon tank w/ filter and heater (it was the biggest I could go). He has since been living in that tank with a moss ball and java fern, but I then had to leave for 1 week and left him in the care of my...
  9. Betta Chat
    Hey, all! So, I grew up with bettas, but I've never had this problem before. I got a betta about 3 weeks ago. He's in a 5.5 gallon tank set at 80 degrees, levels are all good, fully cycled, and he has a sponge filter, everything. His tank is decked to the nines with plants, logs, floating logs...
  10. 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...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Help! Ciel is a tail biter and I'm trying to get him stop. I thought I did already for a few days, but then I came home to a lot of new damage. I think it might be because I skipped a meal today. I had to be away from home the entire day because there was a really important conference, so I fed...
  12. 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...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I posted a couple of weeks ago about how my betta's tail was decreasing in size and fraying, and I though it was fin rot. But my ammonia readings remained at 0 and I was doing regular water changes, so I didn't understand why I'd have a problem in my 5 gallon filtered, heated tank. Some users...
  14. 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!
  15. 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...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Recently got a yellow halfmoon betta fish with a ripped tail, however that area is regrowing now. I just noticed now that there's little rips along the edge of his tail and those weren't there before. Is he biting his tail or is it fin rot? Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 2.5 Does it...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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