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Old 12-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #11 
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Its still safer to have floating plants plus Bettas love the roots they can hide in.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:24 PM   #12 
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Well, here's my sorority in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1baYtkoqFE

You can see the white female gets pretty good air, she could easily jump 6 inches at feeding time. I normally keep the lid on that tank when feeding for this reason.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #13 
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Water Sprite is a good plant and I am pretty sure dwarf Water Lettuce and frogbit.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #14 
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awww I wish u could keep males together like that :( I always feel bad for Sushi being all alone. oh well...cute fish/tank by the way :)
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:29 PM   #15 
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If you got a ten or twenty gallon some Cories or WCMM.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #16 
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A lid is an absolute must, my girl can jump a good 3 inches! She did jump out of her tank once (through a tiny hole barely a half inch big in the lid) and was out of the water at least a half an hour. She's ok, and now almost 3 months later, you would never even know she jumped.

But please, please, please get a lid and cover all holes with something breathable so you don't have to go through what I did.
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Floating plants can act as a lid. Why dont you want a lid?
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #18 
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The whole point of a rimless tank is to have nothing obstructing the view of the tank, including covers on top. And while I know it's stupid to not have (esp w/ bettas potentially jumping) I would rather lower the water level to a safe distance from the top rim rather than put a lid on it.
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The whole point of a rimless tank is to have nothing obstructing the view of the tank, including covers on top. And while I know it's stupid to not have (esp w/ bettas potentially jumping) I would rather lower the water level to a safe distance from the top rim rather than put a lid on it.

You'll need to lower it at least 5 to 6 inches then. Like I said, I know my girl can jump at least 3, but others have had some jump much higher.
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I would say 3 inches with plenty of floating objects will work.
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