Do guppy tanks need a lid?

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Guppyception

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I am looking to buy a NICREW light bar for my tank and want to know if my guppies will be ok without a lid?
 

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Guppies can jump out of the water so some kind of Restraining device is needed. Instead of using a lid you could try a net or mesh attached to your tank.
 

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A lid is needed, yes
 

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Although I am sure their have been instances of jumping out, I have yet to have the issue. Most of my tanks have floating plants though.
 

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I didn't keep the lid on during the summer, i didn't have any issues with any jumping out.
But if they want to they can.
 

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Ive had a guppy jump twice. The second time he didnt survive it.
 

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To answer the question whether guppies are able to jump? For sure!
But I do have to admit that most tanks overhere don't have a lid or any other cover. And hardly a guppy will be found on the floor overhere. But not having a cover, won't be a 100% guarantee that a guppy won't jump out of the tank of course...
 

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I have 20 tanks without lids but I keep the water a couple inches below the top of the tanks
BTW Hello Stan! Its matthew from Nebraska usa. We talk on facebook.
 

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In my experience, guppies have only jumped when they have been in a stressful situation. Otherwise, I have not had an issue.
 

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Whitewolf said:
I have 20 tanks without lids but I keep the water a couple inches below the top of the tanks
BTW Hello Stan! Its matthew from Nebraska usa. We talk on facebook.
Nice to see you overhere as well... :)
 
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