ever biten by a trigger?

Klaus777

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Just curious as my niger trigger is getting closer and closer every time my hand goes in the tank. Today, I swear he licked me to see if I was tasty or not.
 

DamnPepShrimp

Moved On
I hand feed most of my fish (mainly my french since he's picky and I want to fatten him up) and my clown trigger (4") got a little too excited and nipped me once. Definitely caught me of guard and hurt a little, but didn't break skin. Needless to say, when he comes flying after the food, I let it go before he gets to me :D
 

Grassroots

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I have been bitten by a green trigger when I was deep sea fishing, it broke the skin and the nail talk about a bloody mess. I was ok though and the trigger tasted ok from what I remember.
 

pfish

Premium Member
My female crosshatch attacks me every time I clean the tank but doesn't break the skin. The male leaves me alone.
 

Klaus777

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Well, by the sounds of it I've put my fingers into things that hurt worse than a trigger bite..lol. I was just a little worried because of those teeth. Thanks for the replies.
 

nikon187

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A niger bit me once and it was quite messy ( Trigger was 14"+) lots of blood but he didn't know any better
 

Klaus777

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15500002#post15500002 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by nikon187
A niger bit me once and it was quite messy ( Trigger was 14"+) lots of blood but he didn't know any better


That's a big trigger, mines only about 6 or 7". I shew mine away but I'm not sure if that just gets his motor going rather that deter him.
I saw some photos on the web of bites but only in diving incidences. they still looked unpleasant.
 

nikon187

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Yeah i still have a scar on my right hand. He was in a large tank, 280g, and I'm sure quite old. I was cleaning it and stopped paying attention to the niger and I guess he got curious :)
 

FishyMel

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I've gotten bitten by a couple of my triggers, but they've never drawn blood. A foot long midas cichlid though left a good sized scar on my right arm. They are meaner than triggers, but freshwater.
 

snorvich

Team RC member
Team RC
I have been chased many times by a Titan Trigger. I had to beat it off with my camera equipment. It tried to nail me in the face. Of course, that would not be relevant to the OP question. :D
 

Wolverine

Premium Member
I've been bitten by a niger (small, didn't break skin) a huma (medium, just broke the skin), and a clown (medium, just broke the skin.
 

gradth

New member
My blue jaw male bit me for the first time yesterday. Normally feed the pair by hand with no issues, I think he got a bit excited and over anxious. Just barely broke the skin, but scared the crap out of me.
 

kirkaz

Jade
I always wear gloves now, but yes I was bitten a couple of times by a Huma Huma in my former tank, he just curious. Certainly not as bad as being bitten by a Porcupine Puffer which I had happen a few times too.
 

wingman200

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i was bitten by my old clown trigger...dosent hurt as much as i thought it was gonna...didnt even break the skin..now getting stung by my lionfish is another story! hehe
 

saltyESQ

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LOL. It seems that Humu's like to bite.

My humu bit me while cleaning my tank. It scared me more than it hurt. I initially thought I was being shocked.
 

triggerfreak

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Yeah i have been bitten by a couple of my triggers before.The worst was when i was trying to get my troublesome 7" indian trigger out of the tank for a time out.I had him pinned in a net and covered him with my hand.Well his mouth was right at the palm of my hand and he took a nice chunk out of my palm.Blood spewed everywhere in the tank and it hurt heck.
 

Untamed12

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Yes, my 6" male Blue Throat got me and a few of my friends. He was just a very keen feeder and fingers got in the way sometimes. Blood was drawn every time.
 
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