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First dead jumper :(

Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:11 pm

i wake up to mom and brother telling me a fish jumped out and thats all i heard then i wake up fully and i ask the bro what fish jumped and he pointed to a paper towel on top the 55 on of my Astatotilapia calliptera or Astatotilapia burtoni which speices they are idk posted them on local fourm they said they were the calliptera but one jumped im sure it was cause the big male is in breed mode so i think ima need to get a top for that tank
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Post by cichlidman on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:15 pm

They will jump if the tank is not covered. Sorry for your loss.

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:21 pm

thanks yea for some reason i have been lucky and been around when they jump but this one happened over night
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Post by Aura on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:22 pm

Oh no! Sorry to hear that. Sad

Definitely get a top. Mine are all covered except for openings at the back for filters and such, and I still get an occasional jumper!
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:23 pm

yea i will have to that darn male gets real fistey im adding more rock work and might be picking up some panda corys today and a amazon sword Very Happy
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Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:52 pm

Sorry for your loss, I have had a 6 inch frontosa jump & make it through my lid. I have no idea how he did it, but opened the top lid and hit the floor. Found him way too late Sad
Again, sorry for your loss!
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Post by Drake-tripod on Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:18 pm

thanks i know people that out bricks on their lids so oscars dont jump out
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Post by bulldogg7 on Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:25 pm

a few local guys use this clear plastic mesh screen for covers, they make a frame with the window screen frames.

diy post on another site using a different netting
http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/nano-reefs/28949-new-nano-4.html#post474405
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Re: First dead jumper :(

Post by football mom on Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:55 am

I haven't had any Africans jump in a while, only the silver hatchets in my
planted tank if I happen to forget to close the top. One day I was feeding them, and one jumped out and hit me in the face! lol

Years ago I had a female fryeri jump out through a 1.5 inch hole in the top of the big tank, how she did that, I have no idea.

Rare Dave was telling me about some fish he had in his store, he left the lid off overnight, and came back the next morning and everyone of them was dead on the floor!

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Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:08 pm

wow they sure werent happy fish then
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Post by Chrisg12887 on Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:10 pm

srry to hear this D! Ive had a few jumpers myself, its usually due to aggression or they just get really spooked and jump out. Ive had dried up fish under the fish tanks that i never realized were missing lol lord knows how long they have been there....
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Re: First dead jumper :(

Post by Micheal on Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:26 am

Sorry for your loss D. Several of my tanks have egg crate as tops to keep fish from jumping out or the cat falling.
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