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Old 11-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Which fish are known jumpers?

Hey everyone, I'm building a shallow reef tank (16" tall) and it's gonna be completely open top so I'd like to know which fish are known for jumping out the tank to avoid that. I just learned jawfish are known for doing this which kinda sucks cause I really wanted one. It'll be a huge bummer to come home one day and find your super cool little jawfish dried up on the floor. Plus they cost like 100 bucks lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Some wrasses. But my top is open and my six line hasent tried yet, even my wheeler goby hasent tried yet.
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Hawk fish are the worst.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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I like hawk fish, are they reef safe?
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Yes, in general, although I have heard they can be hard on shrimp. But they are impressive jumpers. I have over the years lost two long nose hawks as a result of them hitting a quarter size hole in the cover and getting out.
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Nevermind I have an open top. I'm just trying to figure out what to add next. So far I have a six line wrasse a wheeler goby with shrimp a Picasso trigger a percula clown and a valentini puffer. And a red thorny star an a sand sifter.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:31 PM   #7
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id also like to have a six line wrasse but i keep reading theyre jumpers too U_U
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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I've had (and heard of) multiple six lines jumping along with a couple flasher wrasses and a bluejaw. Never kept any of the hawkfish because they eat the CUC. Have you looked at DIY tops?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #9
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Kinda defies the purpose of the rimless tank... I'm trying my hardest to keep everything out of view. Even the lights are gonna be suspended from the ceiling... I'm just gonna stay away from any little guy that likes to jump
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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Understandable and smart. Kudos for not blindly going with trial and error. We can expect pics right? This sounds like a very cool tank.
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