** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

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Do you touch your Puffer ?

Yes, all day everyday !
4
8%
Yes, I touch my puffer sometimes
10
20%
Yes, but not very often
10
20%
There have been a couple times
15
30%
No, I am afraid of my puffer
4
8%
No, my puffer is afraid of me
5
10%
other
2
4%
 
Total votes: 50

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Drix
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Drix » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:54 am

I have a few times, But i dont wanna think about it any more. My Wife and I rescued a Big GSP from death we named him Bubba. When we were trying to put him in our big tank after a week in the Isolation tank we hadcoralled him into a cup with the net. My wife was getting frustrated because he was back out thru the net and not staying in the cup. So took her finger and tried to gently get him back into the cup.... CHOMP!!! she pulled her hand out and screamed HIT BIT ME!! well that day Bubba got a small snack to because he took a small chunck of flesh with him... Since that day I really have not wants of touching him LOL.
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Lil' Swimz$
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Lil' Swimz$ » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:18 am

I'll pet mine when I hand feed them. They don't swim away and sometimes they rub up against my finger like a cat!
Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPpppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!

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liquid88
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by liquid88 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:58 am

I'm jealous lil swimz.... :( :(

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Lil' Swimz$
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Lil' Swimz$ » Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:09 am

Haha. Lol. They're really soft and squishy.
Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPpppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!

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liquid88
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by liquid88 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:38 pm

I don't know what mine feels like...but he knows what I feel like. He bit me today while I was vaccuming the gravel. I wasnt paying attention and he took a quick nip before I could pull my hand from the tank. LOL!

Banksysgirl
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Banksysgirl » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:43 am

I so want to pet mine but he's young and shy at the min I'm hoping if I keep putting my hand in eventually he will let me pet him 😃

PufferPup
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by PufferPup » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:32 pm

I've touched my GSP before. He eats from my hand, so occasionally he'll brush up against me. I try to avoid touching him though, because I'm worried about damaging his slime coat or scaring him.

Banksysgirl
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Banksysgirl » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:38 am

Mr puffy eat from my hand for the first time today I was sooooo happy 😀

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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Master of Puffers » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:51 am

I try to avoid touching them.Though I have been nudged or nipped a couple of times.
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But puffers are a girl`s best friend.

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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by LadyHawk » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:49 pm

Try not to touch mine (Congo Puffer) - pretty sure he could chomp a finger off. But I have had to move him when I'm cleaning. He's pretty chill about it. And I do occasionally hand feed him - I just make sure to get my fingers out of the way before he sucks in the foods.

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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 pm

My Congo bit my husband.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by LadyHawk » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:47 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 pm
My Congo bit my husband.
Oh my goodness!! Was it bad? Mine is really lazy (my puffer, not my husband :lol: ), so I don't think he'd put forth the effort to try, but I recognize that he could certainly do damage if he wanted to!

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Pufferpunk
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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: ** Touching your Puffer Fish ** Poll+Discussion :)

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:42 pm

No, but he was attached to his hand for a second.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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