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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    Is it absolutely mandatory to have a hood with hatchetfish? I have no top, just a light and whatnot. Is it only when they see a fly or something that they'll jump?

    I really liked the marbled ones but I think they're the jumpiest? Anyone have any experience with them?
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    1 Not allowed!
    It's only mandatory if you want to make sure they don't jump out. Their natural reaction to "threats"is to take flight.
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    1 Not allowed!
    They will jump. It isn't a question of if but when. I have five silver hatchets with one of those plastic hoods where the back snaps off to make space for the filter. Until I find a more permanent solution I've just covered that gap with plastic bags cause I don't want to take the risk of even the smallest gap. I think Slap had one carpet surf on him.
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    Default Can I Have a Hatchetfish?


    0 Not allowed!
    Glass tops are great for keeping fish in the tank. The plastic back piece can be cut pretty exact for your filter. Too, they retain a lot of otherwise lost heat, as well as water that would otherwise evaporate. With canister filters, evaporation is almost non existent.
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    0 Not allowed!
    From personal experience they don't jump that much. when mine startle they dive, just like all the other small surface dwelling fish I have. That isn't to say that they cannot. keep them in a confined space (e.g. acclimation bucket) and they will certainly try to leap their way out. Therefore, I would agree with everyone else and recommend a tight hood.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Depends on whether the threat is perceived to be above or below them :-)
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    0 Not allowed!
    I think I have read in the last month or two of Sealady, Slaphpp7 having jumpers,. And compass and kevinva keep these fish too. We wil see qhat they say tommarow.
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    0 Not allowed!
    I've got them too. Never had a jumper as far as I know. Floating vegetation and not cornering them is the key I think

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    1 Not allowed!
    They will jump, floating vegetation or not...I just witnessed another jumper this weekend, thankfully he landed on the open lid, then flipped right back into the tank

    Do not get hatchets of any kind without a lid of some sort if you want to keep them for any amount of time...and don't get just one, they are more comfortable in groups, I wouldn't get less than 6
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    2 Not allowed!
    Thanks for all the input guys. I think I will def wait until I get a canopy of some sort, tried a DIY plexi but the middle kept dipping into the water.

    I may upgrade to a 30 or 40 one day so I'll wait for now. Make sure I have a stable aquarium and have the appropriate size. I was thinking 5 was a good number, I like odd numbers for some reason..

    How much time would you guys say they spend at the top compared to the resr of the tank? I've seen videos of them swimming all over sometimes. I wanted them more for the upper level since the harlequins swim all over most of the time.
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

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