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Old 03-25-2008, 04:38 PM   #1 
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Do Betta's like attention?

I saw on a web site that betta fish like when you rub there sides????
But I don't know if that is true? Can someone HELP ME!!!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #2 
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I would be careful about that!
Before you try to, wash your hands in hot water WITHOUT soap to kill the bacteria.
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:44 PM   #3 
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Please, don't rub your betta fish, you may hurt him or kill him inadvertently.

Attention with fish likely means feeding it, observing it often for periods of time, getting familiar like hand-feeding etc.

Fish are not meant to be 'pet' or 'rubbed'. You may consider a feline, canine or perhaps a rodent like a dwarf hamster or something similar.

Good luck.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:08 PM   #4 
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I've had my weather loaches come up and rub on my fingers while I was hand feeding a tubifex cube, but they're a whole different type of critter than a betta.
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