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Old 12-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #11
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To bad. I don't have a top on my tank...main reason I don't have any firefish.
Thank u to all for ur comments. I do appreciate it.

Here's the thing. I do had lids...there's only about 2" of space he cud have went thru and he did. He rly had to nail it to get thru that small opening!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #12
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I kept a firefish with no lid and no problems. Its all in what is in the tank with it. Obviously a foxface will stress it to the point of jumping. Sorry about your firefish. I lost mine in a power outage and I miss having him in there.
Why do u say that a foxface will obviously stress it? Do those species not get along for some reason? Shud I not get another one?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:29 PM   #13
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I'm not sure of the compatibility, but if the firefish was fine and swimming in the open previous. Then when the foxface was added it hid and eventually jumped, leads me to believe it wasn't thrilled with its presence. Every fish is different though, and I'm sure with the right individuals it could be done.
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I'm not sure of the compatibility, but if the firefish was fine and swimming in the open previous. Then when the foxface was added it hid and eventually jumped, leads me to believe it wasn't thrilled with its presence. Every fish is different though, and I'm sure with the right individuals it could be done.
Good point. And yes it was always in open....no issues.

Well see how the next one goes bc "it's still hiding" as far as my daughters concerned. But it'll b back.

I'm gonna cover every square inch for the 1st couple weeks.
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I'd be weary of covering the entire DT. You wont get much gas exchange,even if you're running a sump, and your fish might suffocate.
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I'd be weary of covering the entire DT. You wont get much gas exchange,even if you're running a sump, and your fish might suffocate.
Good point.
I run an open top fuge down below tho so i might b ok. Maybe I'll just cover those small openings with eggcrate and make his target even smaller. If he can make it thru one of those little squares.....gotta hand it to the fish!
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Eggcrates are definitely a good idea.
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Get some screen and do one of those screen frame things with it since it will only be covering up the back you can use regular screen
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If it were me I'd replace the glass with screen, better gas exchange and there's no way of the fish jumping.
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