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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 **** 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.
 

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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.
 

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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 slI'm 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!
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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

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

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

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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. :'(
 

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this is crazy but true I can't 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 wasn't 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 :'(
 

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