Betta jumping problems- What am i doing wrong?
hey guys, so I have an nice, planted betta tank set up. A 3.7 gallon with plants, mopani wood, sand bottom, amino shrimp, etc. However, I had it without the top it came with for a while because of the new light and automatic feeder I was using on it. My first betta was content in his home for about a month until I found he had jumped.
After his death, I cut a custom plexiglass top with slots for the feeder and light as well as got some frog-bit for the top to discourage jumping. Thinking I was in the clear now, I got a King betta to replace him and everything was fine for about a week. I just got back home however and found he had somehow jumped too!
The only thing I can think of is he maybe made such a precise jump to go under the feeder but over the top? I feel like Im doing everything right. Theres a top, Frog-bit, netting over the filter, and my water parameters are spotless. is something not right or are betas just that suicidal and accurate jumpers?
Im worried about getting a new betta now... Is there any comfortable stocking options for a tank that size besides a betta though? I know shrimp, but I already have an RCS tank.
Current Fish tanks:
20 Gallon Blackwater: 8 Licorice Gouramis, 8 amano shrimp
10 gallon: 6 Dario Dario, 5 Glowlight tetras, 1 mystery snail
4 gallon cube: Female Koi Betta
2.5 Gallon: Male Bumblebee Betta