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froggle1 03-04-2011 05:08 PM

Does Touching Guppies Burn Them?
 
I heard that touching your guppies can burn them. Is this true?
:-?

Andarial 03-04-2011 05:18 PM

I don't think you necessarily burn them but you take their slime coat... "away" and it makes it easier for diseases to get into their system so touching is a no no

Mikaila31 03-04-2011 06:07 PM

touching a fish is actually pretty harmless if done properly.

froggle1 03-04-2011 06:19 PM

That's a relief. Sometimes I let them nibble on my hands when I clean out the tank.Thanks!

Lupin 03-04-2011 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by froggle1 (Post 609009)
I heard that touching your guppies can burn them. Is this true?
:-?

Where did you get this info? lol

froggle1 03-05-2011 07:08 AM

I have been looking at fish websites to find which one I want to be on(this one!). On another site, a woman had a problem with her guppy. Another person said you can't help the guppy by touching it( its guts were hanging out of its rear) or you'd burn it with the temp. of your skin.

alidawn15 03-14-2011 01:43 AM

Wouldn't touching a fish in that condition be kind of debatable in terms of helping or hurting it? Also, would that be a time where euthenasia is obviously necessary?

redchigh 03-14-2011 11:44 AM

Ya know, it was probably just a bunch of red clumpy poo anyways.

ghostgirl 03-14-2011 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redchigh (Post 617942)
Ya know, it was probably just a bunch of red clumpy poo anyways.

lol

Christople 03-14-2011 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikaila31 (Post 609061)
touching a fish is actually pretty harmless if done properly.

how would one do so


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