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Old 01-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #1 
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Jumping Betta...Ouch??

OK, I got my Fred , red VT, trained to do his jiggle for food.

I also have him trained to follow my index finger above the water surface before I reward him with food during feeding time.

Yesterday, my index finger probably got moist and the Omega One pellet got stuck to it. I tried to gently "flick it off" with my thumb and the pellet took off. Before you knew it Fred jumped out of the water (1/4", head & 1/3 body out) and dived towards the pellet that landed 2 inches away.

I am wondering if he'll jump out and bite me, actually do they bite?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #2 
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I'm not sure they will but I do know that some people train their betta to do such tricks as to jump out of water.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:57 PM   #3 
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I'm not sure they will but I do know that some people train their betta to do such tricks as to jump out of water.
oooooo, cool idea
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #4 
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They can bite. They do have teeth. Sometimes they bite hard and sometimes they don't bite very hard at all.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #5 
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^^^

I train my to jump for my fingers for food. It doesn't hurt, but at first it is startling!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #6 
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I am wondering if he'll jump out and bite me, actually do they bite?
They do. And it doesn't hurt. Relax.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #7 
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Just today I stuck my fingers in my little girls 1.5 gallon temporary home because she LOVES being close to me and "kisses" my fingers. I than feed her that way also. She'll munch down everything and than get really close to my fingers almost like she wants to rub up against them. My male on the other hand who lives in a separate tank is pretty shy
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:18 AM   #8 
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My little guy nips my finger all the time during feedings; doesn't even hurt, it just feel like a tiny little tongue bumping against my fingertip!
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