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BORGUSX 07-01-2009 09:03 PM

Do you guys have any tip on getting your tropical fish to trust your hand?
 
I do not know why,but it has been over a year or two that I have three Long Finned Black Skirt Tetras that does not trust my hand,but I just want to touch it a little bit.

So,is there anything I can do to make the fish trust my hand?

Pasfur 07-01-2009 09:37 PM

come again?

Lupin 07-01-2009 11:33 PM

Those tetras do not approach your hand. A lot of tetras don't. I successfully only managed livebearers, cichlids, goldfish, loaches and a few others.

onefish2fish 07-02-2009 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 211060)
come again?


lmao.

your not going to want to touch your fish anyway as you may damage them or their slime coating that helps them fight disease.

JohnnyD44 07-02-2009 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 211060)
come again?

lol, thats great.

Mikaila31 07-02-2009 02:01 PM

Tetras are smart, so good luck. Livebearers, cichlids, loaches, and my eels are the only ones that get close. A number of my fish I can catch with my hands, many of them will happily risk death for some bloodworms.

BORGUSX 07-02-2009 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikaila31 (Post 211236)
Tetras are smart, so good luck. Livebearers, cichlids, loaches, and my eels are the only ones that get close. A number of my fish I can catch with my hands, many of them will happily risk death for some bloodworms.

So,in other words,the livebearers,cichlids,loaches,and eels are more brave than tetras. Well,that is my assumption,but am I wrong?

Lupin 07-03-2009 03:26 AM

It's not a question of bravery, it's a question of how they adapt to captive lifestyle. If the fish is used to the presence of your hands, certainly it would approach your hands but not all fish will behave similarly.

Burninator 07-03-2009 09:01 PM

well, when i HAVE to stick my hand in my tank, which i generally try to do as little as possible.

My tiger barbs will bit my arms and my hands.


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