I was watching videos on YouTube with different bettas flaring and swimming and beautiful ones on Aquabid... Then, I clicked a video that showed someone putting their hand in the tank..and literally
petting their goldfish! I saw a few other similar videos where the fish parent would pet or hold their goldfish (underwater, of course)... One even showed someone petting a betta. I looked at the comments for the videos, and found a mixture of opinions. Some talked about how cute it was (I have to agree; it was kind of adorable..); some mentioned how dangerous it was for the fish (i.e., how it could damage the slime coat); some said that it wouldn't harm the fish at all (for various reasons that they tried to validate); some even said that the fish really enjoyed it. I've never petted or held Turbo underwater. I'd be afraid to hurt him. =[ Do any of you do this "contact" with your fish? Is it harmful for the fish? I'm just really curious about this now..