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veganchick 03-16-2009 09:59 PM

I know this isn't a disease, but PLEASE HELP WITH TAIL BITING!
 
Ahhhhhhh! I woked on my beautiful betta for months growing back his fins, and helping him gain bakc his health from the condition he came to me in. I was just commenting today how much better he looked, then I got him a light. He was fine all day, but I came into my room right after m shower and cought him in the act! half his fins are gone now! I got rid of the light right away, but now idk what to do..... Help please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

willow 03-20-2009 05:50 AM

hi
sorry for the dumb question but..........caught him in the act of what ?

Tyyrlym 03-20-2009 06:45 AM

Tail biting I'd assume.

Can you get a picture of the tank? Sometimes a betta will nibble on their own fins, stress can bring on this kind of behavior. It's possible that he is getting bent out of shape over having very active zebra danios in the tank with him.

willow 03-20-2009 03:56 PM

right yeah i didn't think of that,
would it be the danio then ?

dramaqueen 03-20-2009 05:29 PM

Danios are too hyper for bettas.

veganchick 03-22-2009 03:23 PM

Ok, He was bored.... I changed his tank around and added stuff, now he also has a guppy tank next to his so he has someone to watch, I tried to se what he thought of my cherry barbs, or neon tetras..... not a big fan of being in a tank with fish,but he loves watching them from a dif. tank! :)

dramaqueen 03-22-2009 03:27 PM

Yeah, putting him next to some other fish for him to watch may help.


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