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Hi Guys,

I bought a few new fish this weekend

Coral beauty, Copperband Butterfly and a Purple Tilefish Goby.

All are in excellent physical condition.

My main concern is with the Purple Tilefish. It was an impulse purchase based on it's exquisite colouring. When I did some more reading up on it when I got home I see that it is a "jumper".

This concerns me cause when I install my new T5 light fitting the tank will be open-top and I am worried that the fish will try jump out.

Is there anything I can try do to prevent this? How high can they jump?

What are your experiences with this beautiful fish?
 

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Can you maybe put some sort of mesh over the tank? I have seen eggcrate suggested but I still think it would block more light than it needs to.
 

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mines jumped outa the tank and ended up like biltong :(
 
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Can you not put a "skirting" of sorts around the top of your tank, just to give it a little more height to prevent a loss?
 
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Purple Tilefish...

My main concern is with the Purple Tilefish. It was an impulse purchase based on it's exquisite colouring. When I did some more reading up on it when I got home I see that it is a "jumper".

The name should have given it away. Wonder where it got its name from.....?
Always landing on the Tiles ?:lol:
 
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The name should have given it away. Wonder where it got its name from.....?
Always landing on the Tiles ?:lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
 
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Well, sure enough it lived up to it's name. Found him dead on the tiles this morning (actually the cat found him)

Won't be getting another.
 
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