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my guppy just jumped out of it's bowl. I have been feeding her (twice a day) and cleaning the water consistently (once a week). ...
my guppy just jumped out of it's bowl. I have been feeding her (twice a day) and cleaning the water consistently (once a week). i'm just wondering if anybody would know why my fish would do this. Thanks!
yeah, the only fish I know of that normally lives in a small ammount of water naturally is a betta fish. Even they like to have plenty of room to swim. Although a guppy may survive in a bowl, i'm sure it would prefer a lot more space to swim freely. It's just a matter of time before he'll want to see whats on the other side of the glass.
Usually if a fish jumps out of a bowl, the odds are it was dealing with an unhealthy water situation (from waste and decaying food) or just lack of a lid to keep it in. Unless you were checking the water with tests, there's no way to be sure. You are probably ok with feeding it just once a day to keep down on the waste in general. If you get another guppy, maybe get a really small aquarium set-up instead of just a bowl, so it will have a filter and lid.