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How can I get Spitfire/sunshine to stop biting his tail? It's looking really ratty.
 

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I have the same problem!

I have been told a bigger home, with lots of plants and decoration to give them places to explore :) Also, warmer temperatures can help.
 

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I have the same problem!

I have been told a bigger home, with lots of plants and decoration to give them places to explore :) Also, warmer temperatures can help.
He is in a 29 gal by himself lol
 

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He is in a 29 gal by himself lol
Maybe he's stressed out? Some Bettas cannot do well in bigger tanks, try moving him to a smaller tank, also is he seeing his reflection and flaring a lot?

Also, tail biting might occur because of his long and heavy fins. Try to set-up a tank with no current, so it makes it easier for him to swim.
 

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Maybe he's stressed out? Some Bettas cannot do well in bigger tanks, try moving him to a smaller tank, also is he seeing his reflection and flaring a lot?

Also, tail biting might occur because of his long and heavy fins. Try to set-up a tank with no current, so it makes it easier for him to swim.
I am going to turn off the airstone and turn the filter down also put back in a few soft plants
 

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I have the same problem too... but I do think I've narrowed it down to the current of the filter. It's not high at all really, and I've moved it all the way over to the side of the tank so it gives him more room to swim with no water movement. He still bites though. Gonna try putting a picture of a female betta near his tank next. Wish me luck.
 
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