Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-13-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
marsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CA coast
Posts: 883
Bettas: Tail-biting or fin rot? how to tell

When an otherwise healthy betta has some parts of his tail looking shredded or missing, what are the signs that help us know if he is self-mutiliating it vs. an outside infection causing the damage?

__________________
marsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
AA Member
Community Moderator
 
Delapool's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 16,731
For me I find that fin damage in any fish will be deep splits that appear over night and heal up pretty quickly over several days. The healing I think an important point. If it is not healing than could be an infection or an infection has set in on fin damage.

Fin rot I don't get a lot of it (really struggle to think back) but no healing and the tail fin had changed color and look on the edges with bits of fin missing.
__________________
Delapool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
betta, bettas, biting, fin, fin rot, rot, tail

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very recently adopted a tail biting betta - never owned a tail biter before... Onbu Member Introductions 9 01-07-2013 04:17 AM
Is this Fin Rot/Tail Rot PilotGav Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 06-26-2012 09:14 PM
Fin / tail rot or fin nipping? Impulse09 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 37 10-30-2011 04:27 PM
Betta - Fin Loss? Fin Rot? Or Fin Nipping? Or is it something else!? Saltypuppy Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 64 03-26-2011 10:25 PM
Clown Behavior - Biting Tail, is this normal. badfish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-07-2005 11:48 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.