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Old 01-30-2015, 07:55 PM   #11
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There are many ways to tighten up the top, but as mentioned, it needs doing. Snowflakes, as well as long nosed hawk fish, are almost impossible to keep long term without a escape proof top, as they are super accurate jumpers.


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Do you think they are accurate enough to jump through a hole the diameter of an index finger that's an inch above the water line?
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Closing up holes

Of course it depends on the size of the fish, but I have seen them jump thru holes barely wider than them. They are near sighted but have great vision of things above the surface. I had a full grown snowflake years ago that was strong enough to flip the top off a 120 gallon even though I had a cement block on it.


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Of course it depends on the size of the fish, but I have seen them jump thru holes barely wider than them. They are near sighted but have great vision of things above the surface. I had a full grown snowflake years ago that was strong enough to flip the top off a 120 gallon even though I had a cement block on it.


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That's impressive. Guess I have some work eel proofing my lid theb.
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They are crazy strong, even when little. But as adults, all morays are pretty much all muscle.


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He's a little guy. Maybe 6 - 8 inches or so.
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He's a cutie. They grow fast, so feed him well.


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I had a full grown snowflake years ago that was strong enough to flip the top off a 120 gallon even though I had a cement block on it.
Wow....like keeping an octopus!
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unless you top is tight down onto of your corner overflows, he will end up in the over flows and down into your plumbing and pump. They are great but nearly impossible to keep in.
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unless you top is tight down onto of your corner overflows, he will end up in the over flows and down into your plumbing and pump. They are great but nearly impossible to keep in.
I originally had issues with fish getting into my overflows. I use plastic canvas to prevent anything from getting in there now.
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