Anthias Jumping?

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  1. mytank

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    I came home to find one of my anthias on the floor dead :(, I have been doing some reading and they don't seem to be the jumping type of fish. I know right now the tank is getting crowded and the chromis are acting wierd (think they want to breed) as well as the freeken agressive six line.

    I wanted to know:

    1. Are Anthias known to jump?
    2. Could it be the Chromis or Six Line chasing them that caused him to jump?
     
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  3. Keanan

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    AFAIK every fish can and will jump. It could of been them as they are very aggressive when breeding but it could of also been something else (inside or outside the tank) that spooked it and causing it to go carpet surfing.

    Its really sad to loose fish especially like that, I know how you feel.:(
     
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    All fish can jump
    The best is to have a cover/net over the tank
     
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    We have had many a fish go carpet surfing, so I decided to put egg crate on top. It has worked out perfectly. No adverse effect on the MH lighting, the corals are still growing well.
     
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    Thank you for the response guys. I think I found the problem. My six line wrasse has become HIGHLY aggressive he is the reason my little clown is in a QT getting his fins treated. I noticed him chasing some of the fish around violently. Don't know why all of a sudden?

    he tried my purple tang and got a pk from the tang
     
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