Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #21 
Silverfang
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
I'm afraid of my girls at feeding time. They do bite the hand that feeds! Granted it's not very hard or painful. But when 7 ladies decide to bite in tandem, it gets a bit much.
Silverfang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #22 
Maddybelle
Member
 
Maddybelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
I've only been nipped once. One of my previous ladies, Hailey, decided that my finger was nomnoms. Now, I feed my babies with a chopstick!
Maddybelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #23 
inuudo
Member
 
inuudo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
I routinely feed Fluffy off the tip of my finger -- i.e. wet one of the pellets so that it sticks and then hover my finger just above the water surface. He strikes at my finger, sometimes just knocking the pellet off and sometimes getting it dead on.

I do this with at least a couple of pellets a day and had never noticed anything more than a dull thud against my finger when he hit ... until ... the day I decided to play "Circus Betta" and raised my finger a bit higher to see if he'd lunge out of the water.

He did and he hit hard! It wasn't particularly painful, just surprising, and it did leave a bite mark that lasted most of the day!
inuudo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:02 AM   #24 
asukabetta
Member
 
asukabetta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
I was actually going to start a similar thread, my bettas have never bit me hard but my little sister, I put a little dried worm on her tip like I do when I feed them, I like to see them wriggle and try to get it, it bit her hard, like a 2 on the pain level XD

I never thought betta's could hurt.
asukabetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 05:23 AM   #25 
caljamsam
New Member
 
caljamsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
I had an argument with lil' Red that's when he bit me. He won the argument.
caljamsam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #26 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Carter always wins a battle he just does a cute look.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:32 AM   #27 
Perry the platypus
Member
 
Perry the platypus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In my house
Perry bit me before. I put her in the tub and we were playing tag. I chased Perry with my finger and I touched her so she was "it". Perry turned around and bit my finger softly and kept tugging on it. I let her pull my hand in. It was pretty cute. We play tag every week but usually she puts her mouth on my finger.
Perry the platypus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #28 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
That is funny and adorible.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 10:18 AM   #29 
Pogthefish
Member
 
Pogthefish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: maryland
I've been bit plenty of times :D It leaves a mark on the skin, but not deep enough to get past the dead skin. Wanna see what it feels like? Dip your finger int he water, then in the food, then hover it above the tank anout 1/4 inch (best results with the sorority). They can really grab on too :D They can actually hang on by my nail for a second before they realize "Omg I can't breathe up here!"
Pogthefish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #30 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Carter prefers to beg for food or swim away.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.