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PostalPenguin
05-19-2009, 04:49 AM
Title says it all. I have 7 tiger barbs in my 20g tank that has no cover. Are barbs prone to jumping? Thanks.

Wild Turkey
05-19-2009, 04:50 AM
Ive had them jump on a few occasions. Theyre aggressive nature and hard surface feeding makes them more prone to it imo

Little Embers
05-19-2009, 08:12 AM
I think most fish can have a tendency to jump now and then, even if they don't mean too especially if they get startled, so I think a lid is warranted for all fish..just to be on the safe side.

kennedpa
05-19-2009, 08:29 AM
You bet they are...they will find the smalest gaps as well

travie
05-19-2009, 01:16 PM
I think most fish can have a tendency to jump now and then, even if they don't mean too especially if they get startled, so I think a lid is warranted for all fish..just to be on the safe side.

+1, All fish have the potential to be jumpers.

Northernguy
05-19-2009, 01:25 PM
+1, All fish have the potential to be jumpers.

Agreed! Thats what the lids are for!:22: lol

Oscar_freak12321
05-19-2009, 11:17 PM
They're not huge jumpers, but they definitely jump if they want to.

smaug
05-19-2009, 11:20 PM
Mine have never jumped.They do get aggressive at the surface come feeding time.

Red
05-20-2009, 12:04 AM
I agree, all fish could jump!

Goodbye
05-20-2009, 06:02 AM
All fish jump. Some are just more prone to doing it then others. I have had barbs, gouramis, loaches and cichlids jump.

marksuttonjr
06-18-2009, 05:05 PM
All fish can and do occasionaly jump. If the water conditions are poor they seem to jump more than if the water is good. I always hat to find dead dried up fish on the floor around my tanks.

jaysee
06-18-2009, 05:56 PM
Title says it all. I have 7 tiger barbs in my 20g tank that has no cover. Are barbs prone to jumping? Thanks.

I've got 10 in an uncovered 55. The only time I can see them jumping out is if they are too vigorous in eating. Aside from that, I doubt it. Tigers are not spooky fish so I don't think you have to worry about startling them and the whole school leaping like hatchets.

PostalPenguin
06-19-2009, 12:43 AM
Well since this thread was revived from the dead I'll update by saying that all tigers are still there, no jumpers.thumbs2:

jaysee
06-19-2009, 01:39 AM
haha, oops.(blush)

HorrorShowRot
06-19-2009, 01:46 AM
If your worried by a piece of acrylic plastic and make a DIY hood:):22:

mac
06-20-2009, 11:33 PM
I agree all fish can be jumpers. And some more than others.
On a whole it depends on circumstances, for most fish as to jumping.

As for the Tiger Barbs they can be very active feeders, and IMO they will jump, but not the same as fish like Hatchets.

Like mentioned if you are worried of the fish jumping out a DIY hood would help.

mac