09-13-2013, 06:05 PM
12-15 Rummy nose would be ideal.
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09-13-2013, 06:26 PM
09-13-2013, 07:46 PM
I really think the concern with jumpers is more about when you aren't there.
Some keep completely open tanks and I have heard of people finding their fish dead behind their tank stand or on the carpet in the morning after a night of sleep. If your tank is fully covered, the instances of a jumper would be really rare.
I can't imagine a fish jumping out mid water change, but if it happened you are right there to pick that little boogie up off the floor, give him a rinse (in your tank water) and put him back in.
10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
90 gallon fw community in progress
09-13-2013, 08:08 PM
09-13-2013, 09:01 PM
I think when you have species that are known jumpers just keep any opening as sealed off as possible, I use craft mesh to cover any spaces that are left open between filters, heaters & such. Lets face it, any fish can jump when startled and snails are notorious at finding openings to escape from. When doing water changes I always keep the lid closed as much as possible until the level has dropped enough where I feel comfortable to remove the lid and continue.
09-13-2013, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the pointers JudiJetson...the lid fully covers the tank, but there are small openings in the back plastic piece where the filter hoses are
09-13-2013, 09:16 PM
I am going to try using rubber washers to cover the area where the hoses will be. I saw some really large ones at Ace Hardware that I can adjust. The washer will fit around the hose (I will do a custom cut-out to match the hose diameter) and it will sit on the glass and the tank frame, covering any opening between the glass and the hoses. Don't know if it will work, but that's what I am going to try - I don't need any amano shrimp escaping!!!
Originally Posted by Slaphppy7
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danio, Wild Caught BNP, Mystery Snails
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
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09-13-2013, 09:38 PM
^^^ That's a good idea too, thanks!
09-14-2013, 12:41 AM
Just teach them t0 jump pr0perly (like the fish in JJ's avatar) and all will be fine, l0l.
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09-14-2013, 06:47 AM
Funny how none of mine seem to jump or escape. I wonder why....