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Old 10-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #1 
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She jumped out...

Well as some of you may have read I got a tank for the sick fish I got at Petsmart its one of the 2.5 gal retagular ones with a glass top. Well when I left work yesterday I left the glass top open just a little bit not even a half inch to let in air and this morning when I came in I looked in the tank and she was not in there so I looked in the floor and sure enough she had jumped out and died sometime last night. I had been keeping her in a five gallon bucket and she did not even try to jump out so I did not think anything like this would happen. I feel awful. I relize now she probably did not jump out of the bucket because the water level was not near the top. I just did not think about her being able to jump out of such a small opening.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:20 AM   #2 
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Aww.. poor girl, RIP little girly..
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:33 AM   #3 
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Ahhh im so sorry! Ive read to many of these stories. So i always leave about 2 inchs of glass so its nearly impossible for my lil guys to take the leap of death.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #4 
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Sorry to hear that! You may want to lower the water level for the next one. I don't have a hood, so I always have to keep the water level a little lower.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:58 AM   #5 
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Oh, no! I'm so sorry about your female!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:02 AM   #6 
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Thanks you guys. The glass lid has no holes in it but the cord for the heater raises it about 1/4 inch do you guys think that would be enough to let air in for the next fish I get?
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:16 PM   #7 
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A quarter inch should be fine. I'm so sorry about your girl :(
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:04 PM   #8 
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Thank you. I wish I could have saved her.
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:32 PM   #9 
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So sad :( bt yep always cover the top they re knwn to jump so sorry abt ur little one.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #10 
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Thank you.
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