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For a while now I have noticed that my bettas tail keeps getting smaller near the ends before growing out a bit then going back to being short. I have taken the plastic decoration out 2 months ago and just left a piece of wood and live plants and the problem keeps persisting. I’ve recently noticed that he’ll hang and let himself be suctioned to this filter part (it doesn’t bother him, I think he enjoys just being sucked next to it). Is it possible this could be the cause or is there anything else I should be on the lookout for? Thankyou for the help!
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Are those pieces of his fins stuck on the filter grid?

Can you post a photo of him out in the tank and one of his tank?

This may sound like a silly question, but you do know he's a Crowntail, right? We've had members "rescue" CT because they thought they had fin rot so I like to ask.
 

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Hahaha yes I know he’s a crowntail! I’ll post a before and after picture of him where you’ll be able to see how the length has decreased. And I don’t think the fins get stuck but they do suction a bit to the grid. I’m currently saving up to get a bigger tank as well!
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It is so hard to tell if CT are biting, have damage or fin rot. I lean toward biting since the fins heal and then go shorter again.

You might try getting him a larger Anubias for the middle and adding either Indian Almond Leaves or plain Rooibos Tea. You can also brew a strong "tea," condition and add to tank until the water is at least the color below. IAL and Rooibos have mild antibacterial and antifungal properties and help stave off infection.
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Helps to post referenced photo. ;)
 
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