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Chelpet


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03/10/2010 12:38

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Last week when we were out in NC we went to the Escape Beach, when I was in the sea by the swim platform I was waiting to get up the ladder and felt a little nip on my calf, not that painful but noticable then another and then some more, when I looked down I saw a lots of little fish around my legs coming in and taking little nips, these fish were only about 3/4" long, they didnt really hurt more like a midge bite, once I move they shot off, I have not read about these before, or if it has been put on the forum I have missed it, anbody else expirienced this, or is it just me as I am a magnet for sandflies.







Peter



JohhnyLee


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03/10/2010 13:09

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Yes join the club, I suffer very badly from bites, and ny lower legs have lots of bites, this is what the fish are going for, I actually had to get out of the water,



They ate every single scab , My Cypriot friend said this is very good they clean your bites,



Its not just Escape its every beach I have been to, I think may be they are more active at the moment due to the water being warm.



Whats your Blood Group ?



apc2010


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03/10/2010 13:13

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don't knock it people pay money for a fish pedicure, latest craze......read this



http://www.greenpacks.org/2008/07/25/feet-cleaning-fish/



apc2010


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03/10/2010 13:16

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there is even a spa in turkey, might be worth catching a few and selling them check out the prices....



http://www.targetwoman.com/articles/fish-pedicure.html



JohhnyLee


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03/10/2010 13:20

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apc2010 Amazing, thank you for that.



Jefferson


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03/10/2010 13:23

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Happened to me too. Just the same they went for the scabs on existing bites. This was on Mare Monte last week.



Chegwin


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03/10/2010 13:26

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You wanna try skinny dipping. Either you like it or you don't.

Each to their own!!!!!

Chegs



JohhnyLee


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03/10/2010 14:23

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Mine was also Mare Monte, Still they are only small bites, (baby fish) time to worry is when their mom's and dad's join the party.



apc2010


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03/10/2010 14:26

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don't worry they only "eat" dead skin , how they known is beyond me ,



Woodspeckie


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03/10/2010 14:36

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A fish pedicure in Trafford Centre Manchester 10 for 15 minutes.



daisy dukes


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03/10/2010 14:41

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I believe these are the fish that are used to nibble away the scaly patches of psoriasis....eurgh! I have psoriasis, but there is no way i could let some fish nibble me....no sireeee!!







DD



LaptaMike


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03/10/2010 19:43

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dd, it only tickles a little bit sweetheart. Good for your skin. They always nibble my feet because of all the dead, old, dry skin from walking around in sandals all the time. The water softens it and they nibble it off.



sienna


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Message Posted:
03/10/2010 19:58

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theres a business opportunity in this somewhere



Woodspeckie


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03/10/2010 20:01

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The fish in the one at Trafford Centre are advertised as Turkish fish.



Tenakoutou



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03/10/2010 20:24

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There is a spa in Turkey where many people with skin ailments, including tourists, go, for what you are describing as 'fish pedicure'. However , I believe the ponds are fed by hot [warm] springs, like Rotorua, or Hanmer Springs, in New Zealand.



Don't worry, these little fish aren't 'Turkish Pirhanas'!



LaptaMike


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03/10/2010 21:16

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woodspeckie, not been to the trafford centre for years, went one year just before christmas and it took me 2 hours to get out of the car park so I vowed never again. Regularly used to see tail backs onto the motorway just for getting in there. Another thing, had a burger and chips there with a friend in one of their 'gourmet' restaurants and we both got food poisoning.



Goonerboy


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03/10/2010 22:19

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This is when I'd start worring



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxw1EFcm3vw



Chelpet


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26/11/2010 21:00

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Well its finally happen in the South East, there is a wait for it,

"Fish Spa Pedicure Centre"

Opened in naturally of all places Royal Tunbridge Wells where people pay for the pleasure of having their feet munched by little fish, not mention of prices as yet but its sure to cost an arm or leg (depending if they are using Piranha), got to be cheaper getting a flight to NC and walking into the sea.



rowlo



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Message Posted:
26/11/2010 21:32

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turns the whole fish supper thing on its head ?



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