Blue spot Jaw

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by JAR, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I spent part of the day yesterday covering my tank with some cool screen material.
    I got half the job done but this morning woke up to the Blue Spot Jaw pasted to the top of the center brace. :((

    Photo by Erick (Ibn)
  2. jimmyc

    jimmyc Guest

    aww man that sucks! he was an active guy too!
  3. Man,that suck.i just got one last week becuase of your That i saw during the tank tour.he's digging hole in corner of my tank.i hope my tank is deep enough for him not to jump.

  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    No tank is deep enough for them not to jump Lap. Cover the tank or at some point you'll have jerky!!!

    I can say this as we used a 4' deep tank to house them on occasion when we imported them and with out a cover they all would escape from it. Even if only a 1" hole was open, they'd still find it and get out.
  5. Damn That suck,oh well.Time for new fishing net.
  6. glee

    glee Guest

    Sorry to hear about ur loss. It was such a beauty.
  7. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Such a bummer. If I had no cover at all it looks like he would have flopped back in.
    I plan to finish covering the tank but I'm growing mangroves out of the top so there will always be a spot to sneak out of.
  8. Elite

    Elite Guest

    That's suck man.. Great photo though.
  9. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    I lost my BSJF a couple of months ago. Didn't see him and thought he found a new tunnel or that a tunnel caved on him or something. Found him on the garage floor a few days later - jerky. He had gone over one of the overflows into the sump in the garage. I didn't think to look there. He must have gotten tired of not being fed and jumped.
  10. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    sorry to hear about this.
  11. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    :( Poor fish... :(
  12. 177ike

    177ike Guest

    Sorry to hear about the Bluespot.

    I also had a Bluespot in my Biocube 29 gallon and could never keep him "in" the tank. I tried blocking the back chambers with mesh and during the night he would still manage to squirm back there.. I'd have to pull the skimmer/pumps out in order to be able to "scare" him to jump back out into the main display section of the tank.

    Fascinating fish to watch but just not meant for aquaria it seemed.. I ended up bringing him back to my LFS and getting a 50% credit on price paid. The LFS seemed to be shocked that I actually brought him back alive after having it for 2+ months in my tank.

  13. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Does a pearl jaw tend to jump as much?
    I really like the jaw fish activity in the tank!
  14. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    I've had 4 pearl Jawfish and 1 did jump over the overflow. But that was due to being harassed by 2 others. The 2 that I kept paired up and they hardly ever go in the upper 6" of the water column, let alone jump, as they're very content hovering over their dens. I don't have any large or predatory/ scary fish though.
  15. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    BJS are way more sketchy of fish then pearly's. My pearlys were model citizens and never got too freaked :)
  16. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I thought so...
    The blue spot was so cool.
    Time to move on.
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I say since you got your tank covered you should get another :) I'm just saying :lol:
  18. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Right now it's 1/2 covered. I'm working on the other 1/2 which is the hard part because of mangroves coming out of the tank.
  19. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    The other thing you could try is to have a big rim around the tank (about 4 inches high). They might not be able to jump that high out of the tank.
  20. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I was thinking along those lines. Maybe 6"?

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