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post #11 of 14 Old 05-22-2012, 08:49 PM
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Another thing to consider is why is the fish jumping out in the first place. Is it just curious or is something causing it to be spooked and scaring it to jumping?

Tightly placed cling film is both nearly invisible but also strong enough to stop smaller fish from jumping out the hole.

My guess is that my fish jumped while smacking at the surface to get the best flakes or whatever it was at the moment. They're lightning fast so I think it was just accidental.

You make a good point about being spooked - or it could have been aggressively chased by another fish.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 02:02 AM
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Many times fish will jump because of inadequate conditions. Bad water? Not a big enough tank?
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post #13 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I'am pretty sure my male Swordtail jump out because he was being chased. My dad asked if I would take his male Swordtail and I did. This male is twice the size of the one I had in the tank that jumped out. And I only have 1 Female in there, and I'am guessing they may have been fighting over the female? I know you should have a ratio of around 3-1, but I don't have the room!
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-23-2012, 10:59 AM
even being chased I doubt it would just find the little hole and jump trough it, when being chased they normally end up jumping in corners where they are stuck. I would try a heck of alot of floating plants! and I would closely check your water for ammonia spikes since fish will try to jump up of water when its toxic.
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