Help! Betta Tail Ripped Off!

  1. IsabellaN1998

    IsabellaN1998 New Member Member

    I left a friend in charge of tending to my fish while I went away for a few days and when I returned, she had paired my palm sized Silver Dollar with my betta because she thought "he would like the 50+ gallon tank better than the 20 gallon tank". When I returned home, I found my beloved Chad all ripped up. I have him in a fish bowl for the time being to monitor him more closely, but I am very worried about him. His entire tail has been chewed clean off. Because of this, he is horribly unbalanced. I put in some greenery so he can have something to rest on, but I really need advice on how to care for him or if he is even expected to survive the night. Please help.

    *He is able to swim if needed

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  2. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Can you get a better photo? Daily water changes to prevent fungus and Indian almond leafs should work. Poor thing i dont know if he will make it through the night.
  3. OP

    IsabellaN1998 New Member Member

    Where can I get Indian almond leaves? My local pet shop doesn't carry them.
  4. Aquafina

    Aquafina New Member Member

    PetSmart should have them from what I remember. Possibly take some water out of the bowl as well, so that he can reach the surface for food and air easier until he recovers his fins a bit.
  5. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member / had many types. I bought some myself and they are awesome! I need to order more. Good price too!