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I used to have plastic plants in my Bettas tank but when cleaning the tank, I noticed that his fins were tearing. I removed the plants thinking that they were tearing his fins due to their ‘sharp’ edges. Since that day, every time my Betta sees me, he gets skittish & starts swimming around erratically, nose diving into the small stones on the ground (presumably to hide) & banging himself into the glass. He used to come up to the surface at feed time but now he just tries to hide. I still put the food in but he waits for me to leave & then eats. His fins are also increasingly deteriorating & disintegrating.
Fin Organism Water Fish Beak

Hand Bird Organism Feather Beak
 

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I just posted a reply regarding the Betta disintegrating fins on another thread: Betta fins shredding

Regarding the erratic swimming behavior, it seems to be a swim bladder issue, but the question does he do this all the time or only when you come near the tank?
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