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  1. Jason Well Known Member Member

    2 days ago I was walking back from my room after watching 24 and I could only see my female swordtail all alone, I looked everywhere for my male one who is usually pestering her. The I looked behind the tank and on the bench top was the swordtail. I was so pissed off I thought he'd died.

    I was getting him out when he jumped, so I quickly grabbed him and put him into the tank. He was still alive! He had a lot of dust on him though but he looked ok. So I put some stress stuff in and thank God he made it and is fine.

    True story... ;D

    Then I fixed the lid, there was such a tiny gap but he found it.
     
  2. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    excellent! Glad he's okay! ;)
     

  3. chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    That is scary! I don't have a lid on my vase for my Betta. I shall have one by nightfall!! Thanks for the info. :eek:
     
  4. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    LOL, it's unbelievable that fish can actually jump out of the tank! I have never seen any of my fish do this. But I don't think neons could do that, haha. I don't think angels could do that too, could they? But my algae eater is pretty energetic and has a slim body shape suited for fast swimming - I have never seen him jump out either though. There are small holes in my lid too (holes where the filter, heater, and airpump are attached). I know it's not safe for them, but I would like to see them jump! Haha, I am so curious how they do that!
     

  5. Janmitch22 Member Member

    Bummer, J-Man, I know that sinking feeling you get in your stomach when you realize a fish is missing. I've had three loaches jump out at different times, two survived. Good thing you found yours soon enough.
     
  6. rob2uk Member Member

    I had my twig cat jump out when i was doing a water change.
    He landed on the carpet and I had a REALLY hard job to pick him up without hurting him as his bristles were caught up :(

    He's fine now though :D
     
  7. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Yes they can give quite a scare!!! Glad he is alright ;)
    Carol
     

  8. Jason Well Known Member Member

    Thanks he's gone right back to bothering the female, Iam getting another female as soon as I can find a nice one so the stress is takin off her and he'll have 2 ladies ;)
     
  9. Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

    In my 15 or so years of having fish I have never seen one jump ship... do you think its a genetic thing?!! Or were they just inspired by Nemo??
     
  10. Craig Well Known Member Member

    lol!!! :D :D
     

  11. Craig Well Known Member Member

    inspired by Nemo!!!!!! im glad the fishie is safe and sound but its a shocker

    :eek: C W
     
  12. Jason Well Known Member Member

    yeah I know, I think swordtails are natural jumpers so he could have just got jumped or maybe got freaked by something etc
     
  13. joe Member Member

    its crazy how u had such perfect timing to get to the tank and put him back in and still be alive!
     
  14. Jessie_Lynn Member Member

    You are so lucky my two swordtail jumped out of my tank and only one survived...for a while because he jumped out again and well.... :-\he is in fish heaven...May they rest in peace. :'(
     
  15. Jason Well Known Member Member

    Tough Luck!
     
  16. Craig Well Known Member Member

    this is crazy but true i cant believe this my male swordtail jumped ship at sum point this mornin landed on top of my lamp bulb which was on!!! stuck 2 it sumhow!!! and when i walked in2 my room i noticed that he wasnt swimmin about he was honestly bein burnt by the lamp bulb unfortunately by the time i had figured out what could of happened he was long dead that all happened this mornin what a tragedy!! and its freaky the way its happened with this topic bein up!! :'( :'(

    C W :'(
     
  17. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Wow Craig. I'm so sorry!
     
  18. Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

    Aww sorry to hear that Craig! Thats really sad :'(
     
  19. chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    How terrible! My sympathies. :'(
     
  20. Craig Well Known Member Member

    it was a big shock but i h8 sayin it but i could actually smell burnin :'( :'( :eek: i dont know how long he was there 4 but it must of been a while thank u 4 all ur sympathies

    C W