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Hey Guys, Was just wondering how long (if you have) it took for your goldfish to eat from your hand? I've started to hold food in my hand etc and drop it in front of them so they associate my hand with food and trust that I only want to feed them, not hurt them. My curious little Calico Oranda (Sushi) took a tiny piece out of my hand before quickly swimming off to the other end of the tank. Can't wait until this is a regular feature. Just wondered how long it generally takes and how you guys have found it. Thanks.
Alright, thanks to all your help, my fish is hand feeding! Last night, I was cleaning her tank, my hand was in the tank starting up the gravel cleaner. She just swam right up to my hand and started pecking at it! So, I grabbed a pellet of her food, and stuck it in my hand underwater. She ate it like she hadn't eaten for a week! This was kind of weird because we hadn't practiced hand feeding in a while. And lets just say, I had always wondered what her wen (head growth) felt like, and it feels like jello. She has gotten a lot bigger also, so I will try to post some pictures soon! Thanks! ~kurriku~