I'm such a wuss! I used to hate it when ever my fish swam anywhere near me!
Over time, and believe me it took about four years! I gained in confidence and I began to touch my fish. It all started with one finger and I let the fish swim to me.
I had to really man up one day because I needed to weigh Hercules to work out how much medicated food to feed him. I was all alone so I had to handle him all by myself. After that I got over my fear. Now if I cup my hand in the tank he swims over and sits in the palm of my hand.