03-02-2013, 12:25 AM #1
Betta flaring causing ragged tail... what to do?
I thought my betta had fin rot as his tail became ragged soon after I bought him so I moved him to a hospital tank and his tail started getting better, so I put him back in my main tank but now I think it is getting worse again.
In the hospital tank I have no light and he never once flared, however when the tank light is on in my main tank he catches sight of his reflection a lot and flares, so it seems to me his damaged tail is being caused by him regularly flaring. I have tried to disguise his reflection but I still have to keep my room light on at night or he will flare at the front of the glass.
What can I do about this? I dont want to take him back to the shop as I love his and his personality, but I cant treat his tail as I dont have room to set up the hospital tank permanently.
29 Gallon: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, African Filter Shrimp,
6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta, Otocinclus, Red Crystal Shrimp