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Old 03-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Fish jumped out of tank

I came home today to find one of my clarki clowns dead on my floor beside my tank
I'm assuming he jumped out?
Any ideas why/how
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It is odd for clowns to jump. Can you tell me more about your tank? Have you stuck your hand in it recently or had any power outages?
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me today too..but with a sleeper goby. I had just gotten him a few days prior too. then he went missing and i assumed my lionfish ate him, but nope, dried up behind the tank. never a fun experience to see that.
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If it was a younger male I'd say the female pestered him enuff to jump. Clarkiis are known to be quite aggressive.
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Well my pair of clarkis were a mated pair qpparently and it was the bigger one which I think was the female who is dead
The big one was the more aggressive of the 2 and always protected its anemone but everyone got along so I'm not sure why she jumped really sad
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Same thing happened to me today too..but with a sleeper goby. I had just gotten him a few days prior too. then he went missing and i assumed my lionfish ate him, but nope, dried up behind the tank. never a fun experience to see that.
Surprising for a sleeper goby to jump there always near the bottom I have one as well
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I had the same issue many months back with a mated pair of black percs. I'm sorry to hear that. I feel like a lot of factors are there. Maybe it saw something and had the urge to go for it like a bug.
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Surprising for a sleeper goby to jump there always near the bottom I have one as well
Yeah...my first small one was always by the bottom too, sifting away, and i think my lionfish got him, so i got a huge one, and i think the lionfish may have been trying to go after him and that's why he jumped out Guess no more sleeper gobies for that tank, which is a shame cause i love watching them sift sand.
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Yeah...my first small one was always by the bottom too, sifting away, and i think my lionfish got him, so i got a huge one, and i think the lionfish may have been trying to go after him and that's why he jumped out Guess no more sleeper gobies for that tank, which is a shame cause i love watching them sift sand.
I heard lion fish are pretty aggressive I couldn't get one cause I heard they eat corals
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I believe they can eat coral, I have a Fish Only tank though, and he's not overly aggressive, not as much as a lot of triggers that I've seen or my niger trigger i owned, but if they can fit it in their mouths, they'll eat it.
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