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Old 04-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #1 
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Talking Finger Nibblers?

Yesterday I put all of my girls in my sorority and they're doing pretty well... Today I decided to see what would happen if I stuck my finger in the water. out of no where, Artemis, one of my older girls, swam right up and began to rub against my finger and nibbled on it, trying to get my hangnails off! If any other girl came near she would flare at them and try to chase them away before promptly returning and circling my finger! She was just too funny! Does anyone else have this situation?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #2 
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Yes! In my sorority it's the same thing except they don't care who touches me. They all nibble me and if I put all my fingers in, they weave through them like it's a playground! And then I can cup my hand just under the waterline and they love to try to swim across or just to swim to the middle of my hand, so adorable!
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #3 
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That is just so sweet and adorable ! I have never tried anything like that with Perseus maybe I will give it try sometime, I have plenty hangnails that need trimming...lol
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #4 
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Mine have been trained to jump up and grab pellets off of my finger. Sometimes Persephone will grab and hold for a few seconds, yes it hurts.
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #5 
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Wow! That's adorable! I haven't had any luck with my boys, just a flare and they're gone aha!
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #6 
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If Nano is feeling especially fierce he will jump nip my finger if it's near the water. Otherwise he swims near me while I am cleaning my tank being very curious.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #7 
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All of my guys (and girls) will eat from my fingers, and will occasionally nibble my fingers. I find it adorable!
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #8 
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so how much does it hurt, i got scared by their jumping. like a pinch by a needle? jabbed by a staple? or just like rubbing against sand paper?

i once got bitten by my hamster and the front teeth went at least 1/4" deep into my index finger, felt like a staple jab into the flesh.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #9 
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@ Otterfun, none of mine have ever hurt me, so I don't really know.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #10 
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The only ones that hurt are the surprise attacks lol. I was siphoning my tank few minutes ago and of course half my arm is in there (this being the 33 gallon) and Pineapple came up and bit me on the under part of my arm about an inch below my elbow. It kind of felt like a hard plant stem was being jabbed at me but it was only once, but it did make me jump a bit and look to see if it was actually a plant or a betta. And it was just Pineapple checking out the little hairs on my arm lol.

Other than that though, it doesn't really hurt, just nibbles here and there ^^
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