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Old 08-22-2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Jumping clown

I woke this morning to find only one clown of my pair visible in the tank. Turns out the other was in the overflow. My water levels are on the mark and I have glass tops to help decrease water loss. So the jump had to be stupid perfect! Is this normal?


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Old 08-22-2014, 01:38 AM   #2
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That sort of happened to me. I have a full lid and one of my clowns jumped through a 4" by 2" high gap.
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Glad to know it happens!! I tore the tank apart looking for the body lol. Never thought it could fit in that small gap. He was so happy to be found!


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Old 08-22-2014, 02:05 AM   #4
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I had 2 small clowns in my 29 gal nano. One day I found one on the floor but it was too late. Then a few more days the other one just disappeared. After 2 weeks I was doing my regular maintenance and wallah! I found him at the back chamber where my small skimmer is. I can't believe he would even survive that long without nothing to feed on.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:13 AM   #5
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I've had three, yes three different sets of clowns jump on me. They used to play in the output of my filter and then whoosh, straight up and out of the tank. I now have net screens over the tops of all my tanks.

I also had a yellow wathcman goby that went missing one day from my biocube, i just figured he died, got a new one etcc.,..... over a year goes by and one day I am messing in the back compartment and voila, there he was alive and much bigger than when i saw him last. lol He lived over a year back there and never got noticed. There are some incredible fish stories out there.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:20 AM   #6
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Wow! You have to be kidding me! I am waking the house up laughing!


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I didn't know this could happen.. Going to check on mine now haha!


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I recently lost a lawn mower Benny. Looked everywhere in and around the tank. A week passes I find him not only on the floor but on the other side of the room! A good 5-6 metres away. Those guys can jump!


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Holy crap!! I didn't know Benny's were jumpers either'


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What causes the jumping? I think adding netting is a good suggestion.


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