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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 07:53 AM
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Lol I wondered this as well. Once I put my finger in Teeney's tank (don't ask why lol) and she bit me xD It didn't hurt but it did scare me!

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 11:35 AM
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Not a day goes by when one of my bettas doesn't bite me. I encourage it by sticking a pellet on my finger to lure them in. They are always happy to oblige That's neat about the teeth - I had no idea!

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The way these lil guys eat, with such a viracious appetite, and when they take food from your fingers, I was saying that --they are like lil pirahnas..you can feel something in there when they clamp onto your finger..oh yea..that's teeth!!

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Faith had some gorgeous bettas. Extremely high quality in the early 2000s. Too bad I couldn't get my hands on a pair.

Bettas have teeth, since they are carnivorous. I believe I read somewhere that, in relevance to body size, bettas have a more powerful bite than a great white shark. Good thing we don't have giant bettas swimming in our lakes lol.

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Yes, they do have tiny piranha-like teeth near the back of their mouths. I read somewhere that proportionally, bettas have more bite force than a Great White shark. I never looked the same way at my sweet little betta, I can tell you.

YIKES !!!! Good thing they have tiny mouths
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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Marina is less than an inch long and her bite hurts

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I never knew this!! Man you really do learn something new everyday!!


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...I never knew they had teeth...I learn everyday on this site I swear.
I've wondered but I've honestly never been bitten by a betta yet to find out the hard way myself.
But now I know.
And knowing is half the battle.

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Mine bite when my back is turned. xD

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