A few months ago, I posted pics of my beautiful boy's blown-out tail. It was SHREDDED!! Well, he is 90% healed! I kept his water crystal clean, changed the charcoal filter often, and treated the water with Melafix to stave off infection. SUCCESS! PS I still don't know what kind of betta he is. I go back and forth between spade tail and veil tail. Maybe he's a mutt.