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Old 02-17-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
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Any of you all have fish that eat out of your hand?

I have a clown that use to be very afraid when I would walk by the tank. He now eats out of my hand. Infact he usually wont eat unless I hand feed it to him, its really weird to me (found out about eating out of the hand becuase I had to get my cyclopeeze flakes wet so they would sink into the water and not just suck down the overflow). When I get by the tank for a picture he comes right to where Im at and swims right infront of me. Is this normal? I know its probally not bad, but just curious if other people have this happen.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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My fish "beg" more for food than my rottweiler at this point lol. I don't like it in a way b/c it is far from the natural behavior they used to exhibit. I can't go near my tank w/ out about a dozen eyes looking back expecting food. What is interesting is they seem to only do this for me, and recognize "strangers". Good to hear your enjoying your tank.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:39 AM   #3
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Clowns n chromies both come right up to me food or not..
Skunk cleaners flock to me..
Even my big peppermint shrimp comes to me from time to time..

Dragon goby and jawfish still hide..sorta.. (not as bad as at first)

Darn skunks won't leave me alone when I am workin in the tank...and they can pick hard for lil critters.. (course my prize skunk cleaner is about 4" long now hehe)
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Old 02-17-2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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LOL. Well my goby is nowehere to be seen most the time. I can see him when I turn the lights on, then he goes back into his den, whre you can usually only see his head sticking out. Im hoping that he will get more conmforatble and explore more often.
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Old 02-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #5
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My skunk shrimp see the krill in my hand as I am walking from the freezer to the tank and they get all excited (clawing like mad at the side of the tank) and then they usually wait for me to give it to them by hand. I've only had them for about a week and they are not afraid of me now. Sometimes I can pickup my bigger one and he'll 'clean' my palm and the backside of my hand. It's pretty funny to see. I'll get a picture of it someday and submit it for photo of the month.
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Old 02-17-2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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this isnt my pic... but i saw it on reefkeeping and i thought it was awesome...

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My coral banded would climb up my hand and all around it picking off dead skin and what not. My sfe also eats right from my hand, pretty much the only way to feed him.
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My purple tang will eat from his clip while I still got my hand on it. My citron goby nibble at my hand when feeding flakes.
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All my tangs will eat from my hand. The skunk cleaners jump on my hand and go up and down my arm when I am working in the tank. No food needed.
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Manny and Moe (my peppermints) love to clean my hands.. it is hilarious to watch them swim upside down from one side of the tank to the other just to get to me..
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