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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 05:01 PM
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Jalen has nipped at me a few times, but I don't think he was really trying to bite me hard. I had one betta bite me before and I wouldn't say that it hurt (having a mouse bite through your fingernail and into your finger kinda toughens you up), but it's kinda uncomfortable.

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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 06:31 PM
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They dont have teeth, do they? I will google it

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"The jaw is lined with pointy teeth that work kinda like a paper shredder."
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They have teeth... very very fine teeth :) kind of like sand paper!!! My one male (he's the man, y'know) always attacks my hand because hand = food, so why not try to eat it?? -.- It feels so weird lol!!! :D And he does not nibble - he full blown plans to take you down and feast on you kind of attitude.... meanie....

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I checked a lot of sites and there is conflicting information out there. I make sure my sources are credible before i am satisfied with my answer.

I am still unsure but I do like it when they nip at me! Makes me smile!

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Well, you will find many fish have the fine sand paper like mouths. Those are basically itty bitty teeth, close together, used to grind their food to be digestible.

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Personally, I wouldn't really call them teeth, since they're very fine and, from my experience, not very sharp. But they are carnivorous animals, so it would make sense that they have some means of grasping and holding onto prey. But bettas don't chew (at least as far as I know). So maybe they're more like... jaw hooks? lol

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Mine chews. No joke lol. It was really quiet in the room, he did not have a filter at the time, I fed him, and then listening I heard "crunch, crunch crunch" xD And plus I see he chews, or "noms" lol. It's weird to hear it... if you can try, do it. It's weird. it's very quiet, but it is possible :p

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Wow, how cool! My little piggie swallows his stuff pretty much whole. XD

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hah! jaw hooks sounds like the perfect word for them. I trained my female pk to jump up and bite my finger
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