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View Poll Results: Do you wash your hands before feeding your betta?
Always 16 27.12%
Sometimes 12 20.34%
Usually not 31 52.54%
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #31 
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I wash before and after- mostly for sanitary reasons- as long as you rinse well and your hands are dry when handling the food then soap residue really shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #32 
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I rarely wash my hands before, and only after if I've touched bloodworms. They give me the heebie jeebies, despite my totally neutral attitude towards bugs.
@RaptorX8, I also have a cat named Obi. Just thought that was kind of cool.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #33 
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What do you hand washers dry with?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #34 
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I don't ;) Hands are washed, no need to use a towel (which may have something on it ex. a chemical or soap residue). Hands are going into water anyways, I don't see the need to dry my hands to get them wet

If I wash my hands AFTER dealing with fish food or fish, I use paper towel
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #35 
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I don't ;) Hands are washed, no need to use a towel (which may have something on it ex. a chemical or soap residue). Hands are going into water anyways, I don't see the need to dry my hands to get them wet

If I wash my hands AFTER dealing with fish food or fish, I use paper towel
I'm confused about what to do... If I didn't dry my hands then I would get the pellets wet and then they would get moldy.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #36 
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And since theres chlorine and junk in tap water, wouldn't you have chemicals on your hands no matter what?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #37 
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Sometimes when my hands are only slightly damp, I will pick up a pellet so only one or two stick to my fingers. It may take a little longer, but you could let them air dry.

I don't think that tiny amount of chlorine would harm them at all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #38 
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Sometimes when my hands are only slightly damp, I will pick up a pellet so only one or two stick to my fingers. It may take a little longer, but you could let them air dry.

I don't think that tiny amount of chlorine would harm them at all.
But saying that, wouldn't it be fine to use a towel too?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #39 
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Yes. I use a towel almost all the time and it hasn't hurt my fish.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #40 
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I use warm water before and after. I'm a person who of I have something smelly on my hands immediately freaks out. So that why I rinse before and after. Also not to push off topic… but can betas be touched?
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