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Does Touching Guppies Burn Them?

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Does Touching Guppies Burn Them?
Old 03-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #1
 
Does Touching Guppies Burn Them?

I heard that touching your guppies can burn them. Is this true?
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
 
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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
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
 
touching a fish is actually pretty harmless if done properly.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
 
That's a relief. Sometimes I let them nibble on my hands when I clean out the tank.Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #5
 
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I heard that touching your guppies can burn them. Is this true?
Where did you get this info? lol
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #6
 
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.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:43 AM   #7
 
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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?
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
 
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Ya know, it was probably just a bunch of red clumpy poo anyways.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:35 PM   #9
 
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Ya know, it was probably just a bunch of red clumpy poo anyways.
lol
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:02 PM   #10
 
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touching a fish is actually pretty harmless if done properly.
how would one do so
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