Betta's Healing Tail Got Ripped Again

  1. Badet222 Member Member

    Hi there... so i have this situation where my betta tail got ripped by maybe the neons that he had with his tank but already removed... so now his alone in the tha k for almost 5to 6 days... and i already saw the tail is healing....the white see through membrane is there and developing..but then as when i checked him early this am i noticed a new torn from the membrane that was developing and this afternoon almost all of the healing part got torn and the fins are included also.... im cycling also with the fish coz i just knew that nitrogen cycle thing after he is in the new ammonia 0ppm nitrite .25ppm temp 82f... i also noticed a slightly milky cloudy water and did the 50 % water change this noon as advice by some folks here from the different thread i made... have the stress coat and ammo lock combined as water treatment....
  2. Badet222 Member Member

    This is the one i saw early this morning as the old one is healing already from super deep ripped..and the new one is not there last night

    And this one is taken like 4pm... i dont know now the cause of this...all the membranes that formed from healing is gone..


    The extended damage until to the area that wasnt has a damage before

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  3. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member


    Tbh, it doesn't look like finrot (it might be there slightly, but not the cause of the tail not healing directly). I'm nearly sure your Betta is most likely biting his tail because chunks are missing. Considering he is a dumbo, they are more likely to do this because their fins are so heavy and long, and it doesn't help that he's going through a cycle which is most likely stressing him out more into biting. He's such a pretty guy and I'm sad hes biting his tail, but sometimes a Betta has to do what they have to do.

    My friend's betta is the same way, he'll bite his own tail until it splits (we've watched him to do this) and after it grows/fills back in, he's right back to doing it again. But she keeps her parameters as perfect as possible and does extra WC for his benefit.

    So, the best thing you can do if to make sure you keep his water extremely clean to help prevent and secondary infections; you won't be able to stop him from biting, but you can help him from getting more ill because of it. If you really wanted to, you could try using an IAL, but it's not completely necessary as he seems to be causing his tail problems

    Hope this helps and best of luck!

  4. Badet222 Member Member

    Thank you for quick response...I dont know where to put him if im going to complete the cycle of the his tank since the i just started a fishless cycle of the new tank that we got 3 days ago

  5. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Is he already in the tank or did you separate him?
  6. Badet222 Member Member

    He is in his 10 gal tank originally bought for him...we just got a new 5.5 gal tank preparing for a possible new betta... im new to this thats why im panicking right away... im using api test kit as advice here... im doing 2x a week water change as adviced here...i did change the wayer earlier instead of tomorrow as schedule coz worried about the cloudiness..

    The 10 gal tank is 21days old..but never knew about the cycle since 3 days before that im just doing 25% 2x a week water change and did not measure any parameters.... today is the first day i trace the nitrites as i just got the api kit 2 days ago.
  7. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Ahh, ok. That should be fine, but bump WC to 30-35% OR 3x a week...I do recommend using Seachem Prime to help detoxify the ammonia and nitrites to make it less stressful on your Betta...I would dose daily fro your entire tank as the effects only last for up to 24 hours, and it won't stall your cycle :)

    Ammo-lock is okay, but if I'm reading their statement correctly, it doesn't do much for nitrites, which is the phase youre in rn

  8. Badet222 Member Member

    It has been recommended to me before but then i cant find it in the petsmart ending with the alternative combi of stress coat and ammo lock
  9. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    I see...Stress coat has dechlorinating properties; but I wouldn't trust it whole heartedly to be very effective. It'll work for now, but if you can get Prime (online is good!) it'll do dechlorinating and "locking" as a 2-for-1. For now, just monitor your levels and stay on top of your WC :)
  10. Badet222 Member Member

    I have bettafix half the dose of the advice dose from the bottle for two days then i stopped it for 3 days i need it for him?

  11. KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Don't use's pretty useless in reality. Your won't need it for him, and you could stress him out more by adding meds. There is no need to medicate! It's okay :). He just needs clean water, that's all.
  12. Badet222 Member Member

    Okay.... so i really need now the prime...thank you so much for answering me...and is there really a direct message here...coz im looking for it so i can direct message the previous one who has been helping me till now...