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Clownfish jumped out of the tank! ARRGGHH

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NanoTank1

I woke up this morning in a great mood. Took a shower, got dressed, ate something... alright time to feed my two clownfish. Went over to the tank and thought, oh, he is hiding again, silly clownfish. It took me a minute to realize that one of my two clownfish (the one I liked better!) was lying dead underneath the tank. Normally I would try to assess what is wrong with my tank. This time I think the clownfish simply got spooked out in the middle of the night and jetted out of the tank. Part of me thinks it is time to purchase a mesh cover for the tank... but I REALLY like the open top look. And I kept the water line 1 inch below the top of the tank. And no, the clownfish had been behaving beautifully the past couple of weeks. And yes, my tank parameters are solid.

 

Can anyone relate to my experience? Please join me for a moment of silence...

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tpme06

Ah that's a bummer, sorry to hear! I use a glass top now because I'm way too paranoid of losing fish :/

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xiaoxiy

Mine also went bye bye a week or so back. He was sleeping on the sand bed last I saw him, then in the morning he was dried up on the ground. :(

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sthill

Sorry to hear this ...

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kush.

thats such a horrible feeling. My melenarus wrasse jumped twice. The first time i saw him on the ground and popped him right into the tank and to my surprise he just started swimming around! the second time, i had just done a water change the previous day and have yet to empty the water in the bucket that was sitting next to my tank, when i went to feed my fish i couldn't see my wrasse and was looking on the ground and found him in the bucket! so i popped him back in and off he went.

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Reef_Ninja

You know, I have had the same luck with clownfish in the past. No idea what it is. I 've kept several successful tanks, and three times I caught my clownfish carpet surfing their final wave. My kids wont let me NOT have a clownfish, so Im making a mesh top this time around. Lowes/HD has black bird netting that would work great.

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NanoTank1

Perhaps I'll need to reconsider the open tank and use some form of mesh or glass on top. After this incident my wife is convinced that I am a fish killer!

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Steensj2004

FYI, I run a Nuvo 16 with the stock glass top...The other day my Yasha Goby jumped out and died...there is only about 1/4 inch gap around the solid glass lid. Just letting you know to make a tight fitting lid, as they are able to get out of tighter spaces then you might think. Sorry about your loss!

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Bobyboy

You can pick up the plastic clips from lowes and make a mesh top the sits on the clips right inside the glass, this way you can keep the clean look until you're looking down the top.

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ChocolateChipz

Happened to me 5 months ago.

My fish jumped out. It was a wyoming   white  clownfish .

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dling

I made my own mesh top due to fish loss. It's the right thing to do. I've lost more then one fish

due to having an open top.

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Snow_Phoenix
18 minutes ago, dling said:

I made my own mesh top due to fish loss. It's the right thing to do. I've lost more then one fish

due to having an open top.

I did the same. 

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Melfy77

I have the same issue with clownfish jumping. I've only had 2 kinds of fish jump on me: clowns and puffers (valentini). I now have a glass lid.

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DSA65PRO

I’ve always liked a Glass Top on an Aquarium, to deal with excessive evaporation and jumping fish. On my Rimless Tank I used the BCP Clips just on the sides. I had a Glass shop make the top in two Pieces with the Dimensions that served my purpose. Had a standard Slight bevel done. The glass was ordered to match Aqueon Thickness, so I could use Aquen Backstrips, Hinge and Handle. The Clips do have to be glued in place, to the top sides of the aquarium. The Top is barely noticeable when viewing the Aquarium. 
 

The BCP Clips are on Amazon, if you look at a Side view of them,  there are three triangles, on each clip, for reinforcement. 

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second_decimal

glad to see not much has changed since 2014 😳 🤣 i think the available options at that time were probably a little different compared to what is available today. 

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