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Old 12-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #21 
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You'll need to lower it at least 5 to 6 inches then.
Do you know how insane this is?!! That would mean a male betta could easily clear the tank partitions (with plenty of hangtime)!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:19 PM   #22 
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Please note, long finned males VS females or PLAKATS will always vary. My females can jump very well. One of my fry eluded the net, cup, ladle, by jumping pretty dang high - and she is only 7 weeks!

However none of my males get their full body out of the water.

Find some nice acrylic, drill holes in it and perhaps make a feeding hole by remount a piece and attaching it via hinge. Keeps it clean and clear looking without a bulky hood, but that way you won't worry. I don't have lids on my male's tanks. But I also know my fish individually - and which ones are trouble makers (aka failed wannabe elvolutioners )
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I like the using the Mesh Ideas.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #24 
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Floating plants do not stop females, especially if it is feeding time.

My girls don't go for height, they go for length. I have one girl who went through this weird phase where she would jump and stick to the wall of the tank briefly.
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Floating objects certainly don't stop my girl from jumping.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:46 AM   #26 
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Well, to summarize: it varies from betta to betta on how high they may jump. If you get to know your fish and their behaviors first, then you will know the appropriate course of action.
Until then, lower the water approx 2-4 inches and go from there. (:

Also, post pictures of your tank please! I love rimless tanks. <3
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #27 
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Floating plants do not stop females, especially if it is feeding time.

My girls don't go for height, they go for length. I have one girl who went through this weird phase where she would jump and stick to the wall of the tank briefly.
Mine did that. One would actually get my attention by jumping out against the glass, sticking, plopping back in the water. And repeat.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #28 
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I expect much of that tonight. I just bought frozen brine shrimp.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #29 
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Well, to summarize: it varies from betta to betta on how high they may jump. If you get to know your fish and their behaviors first, then you will know the appropriate course of action.
Until then, lower the water approx 2-4 inches and go from there. (:

Also, post pictures of your tank please! I love rimless tanks. <3
Here you go....enjoy. BTW the water is about 1.5 inches from the rim top in these pics.
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Depens on how many floating plants and what kind.
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