Neon Tetra Fins Nipped Help

  1. twilysparklez Well Known Member Member

    I have a Neon Tetra that has half of its tail nipped away. It's acting completely normal. The area near the nipping is white, but not fluffy.

    His tank mates besides other neons are a betta and zebra danios.

    What should I do?
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  2. goplecos Well Known Member Member

    If it's not getting picked on leave it. QTing it will stress it out. When fish grow back they usually come back white, so the fish will have a scar, but that's it. Make sure it gets enough food.
     

  3. twilysparklez Well Known Member Member

    Alright
     
  4. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    How many zebra danios and neons do you have? They are schooling fish and if you don't have enough they may become nippy, especially if kept in the warm water the betta needs.
     

  5. bopsalot Well Known Member Member

    The betta may be harassing the neons. Bettas can be quite aggressive to other fish. How big is your tank? The betta might appreciate a 5 or 10 gallon to him/herself. Good luck!
     
  6. twilysparklez Well Known Member Member

    I have 6 of each
     
  7. twilysparklez Well Known Member Member

    It's a 45 gallon
     

  8. BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    The fin should grow back fine as long as it doesn't get nipped again and the water is clean.

    My platy got her tail nipped
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    Here's what she looks like now
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  9. goplecos Well Known Member Member

    If it's a small rip like that it grows back fine, but half the fin is gone on the tetra.