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Old 11-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #1 
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You've probably never been bit

Well I have, and take it from me it's a real shock. The betta can bite hard or they can bite "soft" whichever they choose. They have three levels of bite-

one soft but still shocking

two medium feels like a thorn

three send you through the roof

Does anyone know if Piranha are legal to sell in New York State? I heard they are.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:34 AM   #2 
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Have you been bit by a Betta before?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #3 
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Huh? My Bettas don't have mouths big enough to bite. Are you talking about "bit by the bug" to have a Betta?
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:27 AM   #4 
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Never got bit by my betta, but I got bitten by my (at the time 3 and 1/2 foot) Arowana before... now THAT sent me through the roof! lol
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #5 
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Betta's do have small teeth, so yes they can bite. I have been nipped, but not bitten, when she was going for a blood worm once that I hadn't dropped yet. I think it surprised her more than me, she went and hid right after that for a second.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:24 AM   #6 
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lol My female betta bites me whenever I put my finger in her tank. She's so small that I don't think her mouth can open up enough to get any of my flesh, so it just feels like she bumps up against my finger. haha. It's super cute.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:59 PM   #7 
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Oh yes I have been bit. One grabbed onto that soft skin where my elbow bends inwards. The little sucker held on for a good 5 seconds too when I took my arm out of the water (5 seconds might not seem like a long time, but it is if something is biting you!). Also, I can actually see Spooky's teeth (she is the one in my siggy) she got so big. She doesn't bite, but if she did and bit me where the other fish bit me I imagine I could potentially bleed. She has some big chompers on her! Well, she is just a big brute of a fish anyways...
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:04 PM   #8 
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Buddha bit me once, scared me too much to ever want to put my finger near them again.

I'm able to put my hands in the tank, but only if there was no feeding time before. If I feed my bettas before, tey think i have food and go after me.

I love hearing them chew though~
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #9 
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Mine tried to pull me into the bowl with him. Nearly succeeded, except me outweighing him 200 lbs. When they bite, they BITE!~
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #10 
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Bradbury loves to nip at my fingers, but nip not bite. I'm pretty sure it's because he equates my fingers with food. I still jump and laugh every time he does it though.
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