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Old 06-20-2010, 09:45 AM   #1 
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Touching a betta fish?

Is it okay for them? Im curious
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:49 AM   #2 
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As long as you wash your hand thoroughly before and after touching them, it's fine. Of course, don't pick them up out of the water. o.o'
What I do is I stick my hands in the water (washed well) and my bettas trust me enough so that they sit in my hands and play with my hands too. They even let me stroke them.
It takes a little to get them used to your hands in their water.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:51 AM   #3 
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Thanks!

I tried it last night and seemed to stress him out a little. He seems fine today.. :3 Skittish little thing.. XD

Thanks though :D
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:57 AM   #4 
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No problem It will take around a week to get him used to you.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:59 AM   #5 
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Wow I was just going to start a thread asking about this topic, well Thanks for not making me start another thread!
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:09 AM   #6 
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Haha :3

I just tried again, he seems to be getting used to it. I need to train him now XD
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:36 PM   #7 
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yeah make sure you have clean hands. mine like to have their backs rubbed or touched, they twist around my finger and are all happy. they dont swim away or anything
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:47 PM   #8 
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I've wondered this same thing. But, Henry hates my fingers enough when I just hold them up to the side of his tank, so I don't think he'd like it to much if they were actually IN his tank.. So he'd probably end up biting me.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:57 PM   #9 
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Mirox flips when I touch him X3
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:27 PM   #10 
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I had to pick one of mine up off the carpet once. I wouldn't make a habit of touching them.
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