Open top friendly fish

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Gomer, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I gave up trying to make heads or tales on RC searches for this, so I turn to the peanut gallery here :p

    New Elos 70 will be open top and i have no desire to run a Net.

    Currently, I have a Foxface, B/W clown, Royal Gramma, Tail Spot Blenny, and two Shark noise Gobies. None of them have ever jumped in my current open top. Looking to add a little more to the new tank once it is setup and stable. I have only had two jumpers so far ( surprise). I know all fish have the ability to be jumpers but some are likely know to be more open top safe than others.

    Any suggestions? I prefer smaller fish to larger, and also like if they have some utility.
  2. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    I know banghai cardinals dont jump. On the other note my jawfish was a super jumper. Used to jump out, hit t5 bulbs and dive back again with a big bang noise ;-)
  3. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    Watch out Royal Grammas have been known to jump out of tanks. A frogfish would most likely not jump out of your tank.
  4. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Oh Oh get a wrasse....

    No NO get a school of anthias


    Eels are so cool :)
  5. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Flying fish?
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Dude those would be so cool....

    Those AND an eel!!!!
  7. houser

    houser Past President

    you could have tobiko and anago at will.
  8. eldiablosrt8

    eldiablosrt8 Sponsor

    you can have my eel tony.... he only swims into the return spouts on my tank he doesnt JUMP!!lol
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Whale shark!
  10. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    You can also put a plate of glass under the water line so it looks open top but the fish cant jump out. And then put some live rock on top of the glass and it could be like a floating island with a mangrove sprout.
  11. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    How about a Bearsharktopus. Tuberider do you still have any?
  12. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

  13. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Poor Gomer, got his topic flamed >.>
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Hey mine are perfectly honest answers *if* this was like the other forums :D
  15. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Ask and ye shall receive :D




    Bears with flame throwers riding an great white riding a unicorn while getting tubed, really does it get any better...
  16. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    Serious response:

    I had my canary blenny jump out of my tank when I spooked him by putting my hand in the tank. He landed behind the tank in a hard to reach spot and stuck to the hardwood floor. I think he must have knocked himself out cause he wasnt moving when I was trying to scrape him off the floor. I finally got him picked up when he started flopping around. Threw him back in the tank and he has been fine ever since. Now I am a little more careful about where he is before I dive in.

    The only wrasse that I haven't had a problem with jumping is the six line wrasse. Probably my favorite fish too, work great at eating flatworms, pyramidellid snails (clam parasites) and sometimes bristle worms. I think it would be easier to find fish you like and then find out if they are jumpers.
  17. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Not touching the Sixline part (my thoughts on that are well expressed over umpteen threads here). I'd go the "cryptic wrasse" over a Sixline. But yah, neither are big jumpers alone. If you have a tank full like at a wholesaler or LFS they do become jumpers for that period.
  18. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    Does this forum have a search? Mind paraphrasing your thoughts on the sixline for me since I haven't seen your previous posts? And why the cryptic over the sixline?
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Sixlines tend to become major bullies to fish even @ 5x their size. They also become possessive of a tank and won't allow new additions.

    Cryptics are just a little more shy and never bully a thing. It's like a good version of a sixline with a little less color but bigger cooler eyes.

    Cryptics are the new Sixlines :lol:
  20. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    have to use google... sixline

    they tend to be aggressive. though i'm 50/50 so far

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