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Old 12-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #1 
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A jumping fish?

My betta, Sushi, has never jumped before and overall is pretty mellow. I have him in a bowl (maybe 1/2 a gallon or a full gallon) and it isn't covered. Is he okay?
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:14 PM   #2 
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Re: A jumping fish?

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My betta, Sushi, has never jumped before and overall is pretty mellow. I have him in a bowl (maybe 1/2 a gallon or a full gallon) and it isn't covered. Is he okay?
I'd upgrade the tank to 5 gallons and cover it with mesh. Provide filters unless you are willing to do dail water changes to dilute the wastes and heaters to make the fish comfortable in its environment.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:25 PM   #3 
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Re: A jumping fish?

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My betta, Sushi, has never jumped before and overall is pretty mellow. I have him in a bowl (maybe 1/2 a gallon or a full gallon) and it isn't covered. Is he okay?
Yes..thats totally natural but I do believe He need a bigger bowl/tank..Betta's are quite active and they do like there space! :)
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #4 
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Yeah, even if he hasn't jumped before, he could at some point. I saw a betta at walmart jump from one container to another to get at another betta, so it might be best to cover the container to keep an accident from happening.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:48 AM   #5 
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i would put a lid on just in case. i had a 10 gallon with some platies in it and they had never jumped before, but i think one was swimming against the current of the filter output and he just hopped right outta the tank. pretty nasty to find fish jerky behind your tank.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:42 PM   #6 
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Oh okay, thank you for all of your help. So a bigger bowl? I'll have to convince my mom!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:37 PM   #7 
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If you go out and price a 2 gallon bowl, you will probably find a 10 gallon aquarium is cheaper. In either case you would want a cover. You can buy it as a kit with the tank if you decide to get the tank and its still not too expensive.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:20 PM   #8 
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Yeah i noticed that a ten gallon tank at petsmart was 11 bucks! Why is it cheaper even if its bigger?
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