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The Pictoral Saga of a Tail Biter

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#73 vcariuslvn



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Posted 02 January 2010 - 12:52 AM

Just want to say that this thread helped me a lot when my betta decided to start chomping on his tail.
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#74 Chakra



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Posted 24 August 2010 - 03:35 AM

Thank you all for this thread. I am not sure what to do about Zen K Evil. I have only had him about 2 weeks, he was at Walmart. I am going to try some floating moss plants... maybe some marbles?

I am just glad to know that I am doing the best I can and can relax a little.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Very interesting, maybe this is the reason why my moon tail looks the was it does now. He went from a flowing(his name is Flo) white moontail to looking like a little comb tail female. The water is changed twice a week and parameter are on point, but that long finnage has become history.

#76 Enkil



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Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

Our combtail, Hannibal took his entire dorsal off. Right to his back. Then took off some of his tail. He looks much better now. Every now and again, he takes a bit off his tail, but nothing like that first time.

Odin, a black dragon halfmoon, attacks his tail out of frustration. He has sight issues as his dragon scaling has covered his eyes slightly. If his decorations get moved, he gets frustrated and takes it out on his tail.

Egil, a red dragon halfmoon, has decided he rather have a short tail. He bibbles it down on a regular basis. No matter what I do for him. I have tried a mirror. Less activity around the tank. More decorations. Less decorations. Rearranging. Different tank. Nothing helps him.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

So now I know, the only solution to tail biting is to consult a betta whisperer.
Failing that, it's trial and error with no guarantees.

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