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Old 06-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #1 
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How hard does your Betta bite?

I have read so many posts where owners were worried or scared of being bitten by their bettas...

I have several of my sorority girls who will happily try to sample me every time I put my fingers, hand, or arm (Its a deep tank, gotta reach almost up to the shoulder to get plants into the gravel!)...but it does not hurt. I can feel it for sure, but it's not even as noticeable as a pinch.

Do some of you have bettas that do hurt when they bite?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #2 
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No, I've been bit before and it's never hurt me at all. But they must be able to bite pretty hard, because once one of my fish chewed through his plastic plant.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #3 
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They have super strong bites but they have tiny mouths compared to us so it never feels like more than a tap. Now if their mouths were as big as their bite THEN we'd be in trouble LOL!
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:19 PM   #4 
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Ollie bit me 2 days ago and it smarted a bit. He doesn't usually bite. Some of them can bite hard or perhaps it's just the random surprise of being bit unexpectedlly.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #5 
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Ollie bit me 2 days ago and it smarted a bit. He doesn't usually bite. Some of them can bite hard or perhaps it's just the random surprise of being bit unexpectedlly.
That might be true. I know 100% for sure that I am going to get nibbled on daily. I sink mini-pellets for the tetras, which doesn't stop the girls from coming up to my fingers and nipping / stealing some mini-pellets.
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