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  1. Is this fin rot? or fin biting?

    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...
  2. Glass Surfing and Tail Biting

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    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...
  3. Possible fin-biting that is getting worse

    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...
  4. Help, fin curls and holes in a biter betta?

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    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...
  5. Help! Biting his fins all of the sudden

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    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...
  6. Do you still think this is tail biting? New pics

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    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...
  7. Tail-biters emotional support thread

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    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!
  8. Fin rot turning into fin biting?

    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...
  9. Fin rot or tail biting?

    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...
  10. Possible way to combat tail biting

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    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...
  11. possible way to combat tail biting

    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...
  12. Does my Betta have fin/tail rot, or is he biting?

    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...
  13. Fin Rot or Tail biting?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello all. I'm living in Singapore so its tropical weather here. I got my very first betta fish, Barnabas, 2 weeks ago. He is living in a 1 gallon fish tank with an Eden 304 filter, gravel and a java fern. At night, I turn on the air-conditioner set at 26°C (although I think it feels cooler...
  14. Fin rot or just tail biting

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    Ok so this is loki. I took one pic with flash and one without . i would like to lnow if this is fin rot or something or is he just biting. I had him in a one gal. Then for Christmas moved him in to a 2.7gallon with filter and 3watt led light. So since then his tail has looked like what you see...
  15. Short Fins Unknown Reason

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta for over a year now and recently he got an infection that ate his fins away. I did some research and treated him with BettaFix to try and grow them back because I thought he may be fin biting but that didn't help. I recently moved and got some anti fungal tablets from Jungle...
  16. Fin Rot? HELP!

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    Hi there, I have a 3 gallon aquarium with a filter (although I took that out to use medication) and a heater. My fish Benji started with a tiny hole in his fin. It progressed to a tear, and his other fins started to eat away too. I thought it was fin rot, but I've had no luck in treating it...
  17. Fin Damage?

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    My betta, viggo, lives in a filtered, cycled 10 gallon aquarium. I keep the water at a constant 80 degrees, and do weekly 25% water changes, sometimes biweekly. I rearrange the decorations in his tank about every two weeks, and he has lots of stimulation, like a floating log, a hammock, colorful...
  18. Betta tail damaged

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Ive had my betta for a few months now and hes been doing great until about a week ago when i noticed there were 2 chunks missing out of his tail, i had just added an ADF to the tank so I took him out and put him in a different tank thinking perhaps he was having a munch on his fins. However...
  19. Constant Tail Biting Problem! Please help, worried new betta owner!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello everyone! I am a first time Betta owner and my Betta, Bean, has been biting his tail like crazy. I've attached pictures of him before, during, and today; and pictures of his tanks. He was in a 2.5 gallon before, when he did not have this problem. I moved him into a 5 gallon on 10/14 and...
  20. Fin rot, or tail cannibal?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Evening, all. I can't figure out if my boy Sonic is biting his tail, or if it's rot. It looks to me like he's eating his tail. T_T I don't know why. He is in a 10G tank, heated (current temp is 78 degrees), planted (both real and silk), it is filtered (and the filter is baffled), and he has an...
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