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post #1 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Ouch!

While I was lovingly rearranging the plants in my aquarium Jerk Fish (a King Midas Cichlid) decided to perform a sneak attack. Hercules (also known as Jerk Fish when I am angry) sunk rows of neddle sharp teeth into my knuckles leaving me with two serrated strips matching his upper and lower jaws.




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post #2 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 10:08 AM
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Yikes. Ouch is right!
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Any more info on your tank? Size, other inhabitants, etc??

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post #3 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 50 gallon bowed front tank that currently has an red bellied Pacu and a Jewel cichlid inside.

Sadly, I gave Hercules to a friend with a 100 gallon tank last week. His transfer was unrelated to the bite. He just needed a larger tank to play in. I miss him though. He lived with me for the past 8 years.
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 11:24 AM
Although it must have been difficult after 8 yrs, Hecules will appreciate bigger tank. Make sure your friend take good care of him for lot more yrs to come where you can always visit him.
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post #6 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 02:42 PM
No wonder you call him Jerkfish! OUCH!!

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post #7 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
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yeah, wow!!! glad you gave him a bigger home tho!
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post #8 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 03:55 PM
Ouch! i think my first thought would be to smack him... but that might be a little difficult
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post #9 of 22 Old 02-23-2009, 05:59 PM
It might be kind of difficult to smack a fish! lol
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post #10 of 22 Old 02-24-2009, 12:22 PM
Lol, yea but it deffinatly would be my knee jerk reaction... or to call himi something else than just jerkfish...

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