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Old 10-08-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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Ocellaris Clown

Just wondering if these are jumpers? I'd much rather not have a lid on my tank as I love the open-top look. Are Ocellaris prone to jumping out of the tank?
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I had a yellow stripe maroon jump. You can use some eggcrate from HD to cover the top.
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I've got a glass lid for the tank, I just hate it :p Have to take it off for feeding/testing/topups etc. and it looks so much better being open top, as I have an over-the-tank light, and I like to see the water rippling etc.

Oh well :p
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I have a pair of Ocellaris that host my bta about 3 inches below the surface of the water and the tank is completely open top, been like this for a year.

I have had a tomato clown jump before.
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Cool...good to hear, would you risk it with mine?

I'm planning on getting a purple dottyback too, those ARE jumpers aren't they?
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I have had no issues with my clowns jumping from my topless tanks.
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Most fish can, but i don't think Ocellaris are notorious for it. You should be fine.
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I think, if they have plenty of space and can establish their own safe territories, you should be ok. I do agree, most clowns are not known as jumpers.
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Cool, well there isn't exactly "plenty of space" as it's only a 10G nano with a lot of LR in it! :p But, I think I'll risk it
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I`ve never had either of my clowns jump but you do want to be careful using a glass top as it will lower your PH due to poor gas exchange at the surface
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