The Bad Thing About Feeding Your Fish in the Same Place
They think whatever your put in that area is food. Even your hand. Even if you are only adjusting a plant. Did I mention I am terrified of bettas? I had one bite me years ago. It literally latched onto my arm and would not let go even when I pulled it out of the water. So today I am trying to get an anubias plant to not float by putting it's roots around a rock, and said anubias plant happens to be right under where Kamehameha (blue fish) is normally fed. At one point I literally lift the plant out of the water and he is laying on one of the leaves, just looking up at me before calmly slipping back into the water and turning around to beg for food. Gah!
I am going to throw it out there that he is too much like my boyfriend. Cocky and overconfident. And did I mention food motivated?
I've been bitten by Ratchet, as well as observed how he treats his toys and krill chunks. If he were the size of anything bigger than a betta, I fear he would do quite a bit of damage with how vicious he attacks things.
My girl Sabino though just likes to look and peck a little bit. She'd much rather have something about the size of her face to try and swallow whole rather than a whole finger.
Mirage is offended by fingers and Starscream hides before I can even get close enough to look at him properly. Moonhsoes doesn't care whether there's a finger in the tank or not, he won't even investigate.
I do dislike that they hang out where I feed them. especially when I provide them with what I hope is an interesting little territory for them. I'm sure they patrol when I'm not watching, but I'd like to see them patrolling just once too.
I'm always cautious when feeding Takeshi. He once latched onto my finger when I went to go feed him [my fault for sticking my finger in the water while it smelled like food] and I pulled my hand out and he didn't let go and he ended up falling onto the desk which caused me to panic but thankfully I though fast and scooped him up and put him back. He's also started jumping when he gets impatient at feeding time. Arghhh he's such a little spitfire.
I've only been bitten by Jango once and that was the first night I took him home. My brother had gotten a betta too and his somehow got over the divider and they started fighting so once again I panicked and just plunged my hand into the water to separate them. I don't blame him for biting me though, he was in the middle of fighting xP He's great now though. I can put my hand in his tank with no problems.
And little innocent Chai has never bitten at all...yet xD