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Old 08-24-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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Has anyone kept Hatchetfish? Please tell me your experiences on keeping them.

I really like them and want to add them to my 65 gallon tank.

Any tips on keeping them?

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They are jumpers. Make sure your lid covers the whole top.
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They are jumpers. Make sure your lid covers the whole top.

I have 2 aquaclear HOB filters on my tank - So there is a small gap!
Do you think this will be ok?
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I have 2 aquaclear HOB filters on my tank - So there is a small gap!
Do you think this will be ok?
Let me just tell you this-if there's a gap, they'll jump. I had a glass lid and plastic wrap over my tank when I tried to keep them, ended up with three fish on the flood...
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Floating plants can help but they seriously like flying.
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They like floating plants anyway, so that is a good solution. My HOB filter pushes floating plants all over the tank. So I tie them with string or a very loose rubber band and attach it to a suction cup on the glass. Anacharis does well as a floating plant if your LFS doesn't have a good selection of floaters. You could probably make a pretty good barrier with one bunch of anacharis. It will grow like a weed so close to the light.
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