Unfortunate incident

  1. Jayson Initiate Member

    Yeah I use to have two hatchets, but one fine day I decided to clean the bottom. I took the top off and proceeded with a homemade suction device. Once done, my sister told me that she no longer saw the other hatchet. I searched everywhere around the tank and I finally discovered the hatchet under a piece of furniture nearby. He was still moving so I quickly reintroduced him into the tank. He seemed to be doing fine, but was later visited by the grim reaper.

    The lesson from the accident: since Hatchets spend the majority of their time near the surface, be cautious when the top is off, because these guys can jump like rockets when frightened.

  2. chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your fish. I know they become like close friends and it is hard when they die. My sympathies go to you. Thanks for the lesson. It is one I need to listen to as my Bettas are jumpers too.


  3. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

  4. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    Sorry to hear this. It still amazes me that fish can actually jump out of a tank! This is not the first post here about fish jumping out.

  5. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Hatchets in a big enough tank will actually skim the water because of how they swim. so without a top or the top raised they will just "fly" right out. Sorry you lost one :-\
  6. Jason Well Known Member Member

    Bad look they look pretty cool! ;D