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Old 02-10-2011, 12:53 AM   #1
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are firefish really jumpers???

anyone ever had a firefish jump out???? i would like to get one but i dont use a lid. im always sceptical about fish being labeled as "jumpers". ive had 2 different snowflake eels that have never jumped. i always see them im different pet stores without lids (only hinged hanging doors so you cant see the lights). feel free to chime in with experience. i know they are said to be possible jumpers, im just wondering if this is just a precaution or more likely to be something that would happen?

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Old 02-10-2011, 03:49 AM   #2
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Yes. If they are called jumpers then they will try and jump out of the tank at some point; don't risk it.

In my FW tank, I had a small, plastic tank that hung on the inside of the tank. The rim was about .5-1" above the water level in the main tank and that is where I kept an unidentified fry. 2 days later, a fish from my main tank had gotten into the small plastic one... and he ate the fry.


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hmm well i've always heard they are jumpers, but i have a closed top tank with one so i can't really say

as for eels my LFS has a piece of plastic/acrylic on the opening with a rock on top of that for every tank with an eel in it
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i would say it's likely.
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Ya whenever I move the rocks around, they get scared because they don't have a hiding spot and try to jump out. Usually just into the 10 gallon right next door though :p.

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