fish jumping

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    UnderwaterWorld

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    I know this may sound stupid, but do all fish jump?

    I had my clown pair a month before my tank crashed and they never jumped out.

    Now I got a different kind of clown, a arcadali clown or w/e and he jumps the first night.

    Thanks!


    I guess I need to cover my tank?
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Try some eggcrate, that might help for the jumpers... But as others will atest, if a fish is destined to jump, it will, regardless of whats on top...
     
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    Alexander

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    unless its glass tops. no way to jump out. sure it can jump, but good luck getting far.
     
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    fishbait I found Nemo

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    tie his legs together or put a yoke around his neck. j/k
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    That'd work.

    Eggcrete will keep most fish in.And I dont think theres a fish alive that cant jump.All it takes is for them to get in a corner and something spook them.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Clowns aren't known to jump. But neither was Yote's foxface. You never know, it's better safe than sorry. Get some eggcrate.
     
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    My anthias were jumping while I was emptying my fish tank.They are not known to jump unless there aren't hiding places.Personally,I think most fish can jump as a last ditch effort to get to safety.Yes,get some eggcrate.
     
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    HAWKS12thMAN NWKRC THUG!

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    I heard that Yotes lionfish was a jumper also. I also heard Yote tried to be a catcher. Now that its winter time I put glass tops on my tank to help maintain temp. I use egg crate in the summer to help cool it off.
     
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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    I am a fan of the glass top, but only if you have a sump to keep oxygen transfering into your tank. if not, eggcrate

    -Dr Marco :sfish:
     
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    Alexander

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    I thought that was lionfish that bare handed his lionfish
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Nope,That was me:frustrat:
    Next time it'll just get a size 10-1/2 boot on top of it.:mrgreen:
     
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    Alexander

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    ah yes. crazy times. do you still have that fish? if i remember you traded him in at your lfs right?
     
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    RigoSharon LIVING REEFS INTERN

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    eggcrate never worked for me..i guess i had it all wrong!!

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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA--harharhar!

    that was so freakin' funny. Great job Rigo, way to make me laugh. I needed that today

    -Doc
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Yep,That lionfish got traded for a scopus tang,that is also going to be traded.
    Just not sure for what yet.
     
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