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Lately I have seen videos of people petting their fish. I was wondering if you can do? Or how? Like baby steps and work it up till you can pet them?
I want to be able to do this with my dempsey, he is finally back to his normal self and loves being around me, so I thought it would be cool to pet him and show it to people. Haha
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Well he feeds from my hand if its not under water. If my hand is under the water he is more skeptical about it, but he does follow me and seems like he would. So I guess just take baby steps and see what I can do?
 

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Some fish are naturally more socialable then others. I would imagine there may be some training involved in some cases but some fish with just embrace you over time.
 

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See he is really sociable with me, and if I put my hand all the way in the tank he will get close and examine it. But once I move slowly towards him he swims away a little and then comes back. So I think he just needs to get use to my hand more, and more trys?
 
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