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BackInAction 06-15-2013 03:07 PM

We all know them as fin nippers of hell.But human arm nippers too?
Nothing was on my arm when i did this, Just plain old skin and arm hair..

rexpepper651 06-15-2013 03:27 PM

haha thats so awesome! ive never had any my fish do that before. ive had then nip my finger before but i deserved it cuz i was teasing them before dinner time

Mikaila31 06-15-2013 04:47 PM

A lot of my fish do this. My rainbows don't do it often but they hit the hardest.
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Byron 06-16-2013 12:24 PM

I've had little hatchetfish do this; in my case, I suspect they were checking out the hairs on my arm which likely appeared to them as possible food.

Larger fish like cichlids will "attack" an arm. I've had angelfish do this when guarding eggs/fry.

Agent13 06-19-2013 04:17 PM

My crayfish /barb tank is good for this too. I like to feed the male crayfish by hand so everytime I have my arm in there the fish bite me in a frenzy( and they're big enough that it actually hurts a bit)! However I put gloves on to feed the female crayfish lol and the barbs don't nip the gloves at all... Don't you love having a tank that just wants to eat you haha

jennesque 06-19-2013 06:47 PM

I've had rams attack my arm.. I hate when any fish nips me, it startles me and I usually yankmy arm in some random direction, which I'm worried I'll break something some day.

And I've been out on a river float and got 'attacked' by a large school of minnows or something. It didn't hurt, but it was a very weird sensation. Especially when I didn't see the fish at first so I had no idea what was going on.

Attack fishes! :)

Romad 06-19-2013 08:10 PM

Ha ha ha - I can so relate to that video. My barbs did that with every water change but only when they were young. I guess they grew out of it.

I've never been bombed by any of my Rainbows. They're the beasts of the tank but are the most wimpy when I'm changing the water.

BackInAction 06-28-2013 06:03 AM

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After further testing i figure out what my little henchman were picking on.Dried up skin on my arms,callus in the palms of my hand and also my cuticle(two of them ripped a couple cuticles off and hurt like a bastard.

Now If they don't start treating their master with respect ever time i stick my arm in the tank to clean up their poop up, i'm going to hire the big boss( in to) to teach them how to be respectful.

i'm just kidding, i would never do that to my babies..

Agent13 06-28-2013 03:46 PM

Awww now that's cute face. lol. OMG could you imagine doing a water change in a tank with that thing??...whoa!

(that realy makes me want to swim near lake Utah haha)

BackInAction 06-30-2013 07:55 PM

Image n this thing nipping on you? chunks of skin will be torn off , if you ever got bitten by this monster..
Its probably a mixture of a wolf fish and catfish .

teeth of a wolf fish
body of catfish
maybe? just guessing

i differently want one these bad boys though

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