View Full Version : How high can a betta jump??

06-25-2010, 04:28 PM
I just got a bluish crowntail... i have kept him in a 4 ltr jar for time being... i have kept it open... just a bit curious ...how high can it jump??

i have left 3-4 inches empty

06-25-2010, 05:09 PM
I dont think I have ever had one jump, I would imagine 3-4 inches is safe enough.

06-25-2010, 07:21 PM
All bettas can jump, but not all of them do. Some people have never owned a jumper, others all they get are jumpers. Resting a little something across the jar can't hurt, through... even if it's just a piece of paper to discourage any attempts.

06-25-2010, 07:49 PM
I would cover it up. I knew someone who constantly had betta's jumping out and drying up. Of course, she kept them in a small bowl. May have something to do with her personality:hmm3grin2orange:

06-25-2010, 09:13 PM
I've learned never to trust a fish not to jump out. I used to lower the water in tanks that didn't have lids, but still had a jumper or two. For a temporary top, could use a piece of plastic with a few holes drilled in itl

Wild Turkey
06-26-2010, 12:26 AM
Its best to cover the tank, better safe than sorry and with no cover you could eventually have serious issues from evaporation.

06-26-2010, 12:49 AM
Thanks a lot :)

07-12-2010, 02:00 AM
I've heard that if you have a plant or object that reaches/breaks the water level it can discourage jumping...I don't remember the source though so unless someone can confirm I wouldn't trust it.