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View Poll Results: Do you wash your hands before feeding your betta?
Always 16 27.12%
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Usually not 31 52.54%
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:09 PM   #11 
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Well the way I feed, I pretty much just touch the pellets. I don't touch the water or anything. So I don't really see a need to wash my hands before just feeding. I do, however, wash and rinse my hands very thoroughly before doing a water change, because I stick my hands in the water and touch things in the tank...
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #12 
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....Why did I think this was about before cleaning the tanks? xD

Disregard my last post

I rarely clean my hands before feeding them
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #13 
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....Why did I think this was about before cleaning the tanks? xD

Disregard my last post

I rarely clean my hands before feeding them
Lol. I would have probably made the same mistake if it wasn't my thread ;)
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #14 
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Red face paranoid about soap

I do wash my hand but sometimes I think of something on the fly (like seeing a decoration slanted )..and before I know it I got my hands in hahaah...thankfully I don't use soap knowingly but I have made that mistake once..i just went and did a quick water change right after

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #15 
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I wash my hands with hot water and minimal soap and rinse for 30 seconds
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #16 
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I wash my hands with hot water and minimal soap and rinse for 30 seconds
Before feeding or water changes?
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM   #17 
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Under normal circumstances, I don't wash my hands before feeding or cleaning. lol I guess I'm lazy and don't want to go down the hall to my floor's nasty bathroom. However, if I've just come from a chemistry or biology lab (where I wash my hands before leaving anyway), I will scrub my hands like I'm about ready to go into surgery - the last thing I need is sulferic acid or something of the like in my tanks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #18 
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I personally don't think it hurts or benefits the fish either way. Washing your hands usually doesn't kill every single germ on your hands, so if your fish was going to get sick from you touching it's food, I think it would get sick whether you washed up before or not. Just as long as you didn't touch any chemicals or lotions within a few hours prior...
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:36 PM   #19 
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I always wash my hands with soap before and after feeding, I just rinse for at least 30 seconds afterwards and get in good under the nails.

As far as cleaning, I do the same thing except if I have a wound on a hand or arm then I have gloves labeled for the fish tanks and I wash the gloves.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:48 PM   #20 
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Now I really want to know if it's actually necessary or not...
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