So today I finally came across an African Butterfly Fish. I brought it home, got it acclimated, and set him free. Then I read online about how these fish can leap up to six feet! They made it clear that any openings in the hood should be sealed off, since these fish have leaped right out of the tank before. I recently upgraded my hang-on filter to a canister filter, so I have a lot of unnecessary openings now.
To quickly get everything sealed off, I used lightweight clear plastic from an old cheap poster frame that I didn't use anymore. I took all of the measurements and cut out the pieces with scissors and taped them to the openings. Here are a few photos:
I think it will certainly do for now, but it looks pretty nasty. Does anyone have any tips on how to make sure everything is sealed, yet looks half-way decent? Is there a material like this that they can cut at like a Lowes or Home Depot that would look a little better and not so home made?
Eh, I might just have to get a new hood all together.