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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Do betta's have teeth? O.o

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I believe that they have hard, rasp like projections on their upper and lower jaws and that they grind them together to chew.

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That's what I thought

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Actually, I stand corrected. Did some research and found out that they actually have teeny tiny little teeth, kind of like piranhas. They use them to latch on and shred anything that they bite. Fins, prey, fingers, that sort of thing.

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I am never going to look at my betta's the same way again.

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kind of like piranhas.
hahaha... I always tell my boys that they're piranhas

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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.

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That was written on www.bettatalk.com I think. I like that lady's site. Too bad she hasn't updated it. I guess life gets in the way of things sometimes.

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That was written on www.bettatalk.com I think. I like that lady's site. Too bad she hasn't updated it. I guess life gets in the way of things sometimes.
Yeah, it's a shame. From what I read on her website, she ditched the bettas to become a film director...

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