Has a fish ever jumped out of your aquarium?

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Has a fish ever jumped out of your aquarium?

  1. Yes!

    71 vote(s)
    68.9%
  2. No.

    32 vote(s)
    31.1%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Has a fish ever jumped out of your aquarium? :ohwe:
    If so, what kind was it? Did it live? :goldfish:
     
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  3. mikejrice

    mikejrice 3reef Affiliate

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    My snowflake eel jumped out of QT and survived long enough to completely dry up and look dead. Came right back to life when I got it back in the tank.
     
  4. Annie3410

    Annie3410 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    On of my BW clowns took the plunge. Found him a day later.
     
  5. chuckdee

    chuckdee Peppermint Shrimp

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    I had a fresh water eel jump. I thought he was hiding because he fairly new. I found him about 6 feet from the display looking like a nasty piece of beef jerky. Gross!!
     
  6. gutierrezre

    gutierrezre Flamingo Tongue

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    My jawfish jumped out of an inch hole in the lid. Found him in the morning dried up. :(
     
  7. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    2 blue spot jawfish jumped, one even through the egg crate hole. Sadly I still ahve the body of the second one in the back of my tank..I cant get to it!

    I also had a green mandarin that jumped. I had not seen it for a while, was in bed when my puppy came running in. I thought she had a toy...all the sudden she drops this petrified old dried out fish on my head!
     
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  9. divott

    divott Giant Squid

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    i had a carpenters wrasse jump twice. 1st time outta the tank 5 mins, got him covered in dog hair , put him back in a he survived , until he jumped again, which was my fault , didnt put my suicide screen back on. he didnt make that one.
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I had a Diamond Gody jump out. I found him a few days later behind the tank. He was dried up. I kept him on the shelf until my sister pointed out I would never get another girlfriend. :hehe:

    To remedy going forward, I covered open slots on the back of the tank with egg-crate.
     
  11. PackLeader

    PackLeader Giant Squid

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    I have had it happen with 2 fish, 3 times. I had my old eyelash blenny jump twice. First time, he made it under two closed doors, into another room, where someone else found him and tossed him back in. I installed egg crate and he lived happily for another 2-3 months, until he jumped right through the egg crate. He again made it into the same separate room, but that time no one was around to find him in time :(
    Second fish was a fire angel. Sounds mean, but I wasn't too PO'd over losing it, as it had been snacking on my corals and I had been trying to catch it the previous two days.
     
  12. JJK

    JJK Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    My diamond goby also jumped....into my corner overflow and ended up in the filter sock of my sump. Didn't make it, unfortunately.