I dread having to put my hand or my arm in my Saulosi tank. Almost all of them have a little nibble on my skin which feels like tiny electric shocks entering my arm.
My fiancee laughs her ass off as i dance around, getting bitten with 1 arm in tank cursing the little critters :lol:
I think it hurts when Mbuna nibble at your arm because their teeth are designed for pulling algae off rocks, so they get hold of the hairs on your arm and pull, rather than actually nibble at your skin.
Mine used to do it all the time, so I've learned to do a weird finger-motion as I put my hand in and they all get skittish and flee for their caves... :lol: Except one, who just likes the taste of arm too much.
Funny this subject comes up now. I was cleaning algae off the inside of my 75G Sunday. My 10" male Venustus was fine until I got too close to the male Auratus hiding in his rock pile. He bit me on the pinky knuckle & left a red mark. Boy was I surprised!!!
What is even stranger is that he really hates the Auratus, who has to sneak out of his rock pile to get food at feeding time. These are the only 2 fish in the tank.