View Full Version : bettas fins being eaten ???

10-04-2008, 08:40 AM
hi all i have a betta with a few tetras because he used to have his own tank but it was to small so i put him with the teras i have and i know that they are normaly fin nippers but i have seen bettas with tetras befor and they have been fine but my betta is a bit lethargic because of his old small tank he didnt move much so no he is moveing around but still gets tired is there any way of stopping my betta from being picked of i was thinking of puting him in a long betta box at the top of the aquarium ?

10-04-2008, 09:21 AM
Tetras, like all Characins, have teeth, and when something slow and long-finned is around, they often do a little sly nipping. Only way to stop it is to remove either the Betta or the tetras.


10-04-2008, 11:54 AM
Agreed with Dave.

I don't like the idea of a betta box. I don't think anyone or anything would like to live in such a small space.

10-05-2008, 12:25 AM
I agree as well. Tetras are fin nippers, and even if you don't see them biting him, dooesn't mean that they aren't. I'm sure you can't sit by the aquarium all day. I would get the betta his own tank.

10-05-2008, 12:27 AM
oh ok then thanks guys i will try and get a nother tank is a 20liter tank big enouf for him

10-05-2008, 12:33 AM
Yes, that should be fine.

10-05-2008, 12:39 AM
kool thanks for that il have to go and find one :hmm3grin2orange:

10-05-2008, 07:00 AM
Great, keep us updated on how things go!

10-05-2008, 11:36 AM
I had the same problem with a betta that had gotten most of his fins nipped really severe. I set up my 10 gal qt tank and put him in it. Treated with melafix and with in a month his fins had all grown back. He now resides in that tank permantently with a couple of otto cats.

10-06-2008, 07:16 AM
oh ok then thanks guys i will try and get a nother tank is a 20liter tank big enouf for him

very adequate indeed...*S*...remember to pop some plants in for him..to laze on..they love it

10-07-2008, 01:48 AM
Yea, don't forget the plants!