The Planted Tank Forum - View Single Post - Trouble with shredded betta fins...
View Single Post
post #8 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:07 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
ValMM's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Oswego, New York
Posts: 996
Send a message via Skype™ to ValMM
If he is flaring a lot of the time, a betta can blow his tail. The membrane is only a few cells thick, longer fins blow more easily due to rapid movement in the water. My male did this when I first got him. He would be flaring constantly at his reflection and his tail looked like a shredded flag. You just have to keep his water clean until he calms down enough to let it heal.

My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.
ValMM is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome