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Old 01-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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My fish bit me today

Was changing the water on my cichlid tank and my jewel cichlid named speckles came up to check out what was going on. He was curious about my arm. He then proceeded to bite it. That little buggers got some teeth on him!
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I have a 8 inch Tiger Oscar that will do the same thing occassionally. You know how territorial they can be . Tiger Oscars are very moody but I don't know about Jewel Cichlids.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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He's more curious than anything. So far he has tested out everything to see if it was edible including thermometers and decorations.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #4
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He's more curious than anything. So far he has tested out everything to see if it was edible including thermometers and decorations.
Lol. Cichlids are funny fish
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Yes they are very interesting indeed , if Oscar the Oscar gets mad at me He will go to the back corner of the tank and pout . I have to pat him on the head and give him a shrimp then he is ok. Spoiled rotten . Lol
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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I have a Betta that's never bitten me but he seems to recognize my hand and follows it around anytime I'm cleaning something in his tank, even to the point of calmly brushing up against me and allowing me to touch him. He's quite strange.
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I had a tiger Oscar that used to try and take my fingers along with his food and currently have a red tail black shark who can't resist a nibble on my arm if I'm doing anything in the tank
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My Texas cichlid does the same thing. She attacks my hand or arm if it's in the tank. If I'm messing with her plastic plants she really gets mad and puffs up and tries to bite me.
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The worst fish I have ever been bitten by was a molly. Needless to say, I survived. But, an oscar bite sounds like it would hurt. :/
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I had a mature red devil for about a year and i had to hand feed it otherwise he or she wouldnt eat. The last time i fed it, it lunged out of the water and bit my finger. I was mortified and i did sell the red devil soon after.

It had at least 50% of its body out of the water.
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