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Old 02-23-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
 
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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Old 02-23-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
 
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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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Old 02-23-2009, 11:20 AM   #3
 
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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Old 02-23-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
 
My other fish buddies:

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Old 02-23-2009, 12:24 PM   #5
 
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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Old 02-23-2009, 03:42 PM   #6
 
No wonder you call him Jerkfish! OUCH!!

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Old 02-23-2009, 04:41 PM   #7
 
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yeah, wow!!! glad you gave him a bigger home tho!
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:55 PM   #8
 
Ouch! i think my first thought would be to smack him... but that might be a little difficult
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #9
 
It might be kind of difficult to smack a fish! lol
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:22 PM   #10
 
Lol, yea but it deffinatly would be my knee jerk reaction... or to call himi something else than just jerkfish...

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