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Holy crap, now THAT'S crazy!

Okay, so i just got home from work (short day) and I go to feed my fish as usual, so I do that and then I kneel down to look at my betta in his tank. All the sudden I see a bloodfin tetra in there with him! Super crazy because the chances of him jumping out of my 20 gallon long and into my 10 gallon are super slim. It has the hood and light on but I guess he managed to land in the open plastic cover which gives him very little room for error! Thank the lords I left it open or else I'd have a dead fish on the floor.

Super crazy.

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Looks like your fish has been watching too much Summer olympics
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Reading stories like these makes me want to cover my tank
Yea, I'd like to cover it now...

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Looks like your fish has been watching too much Summer olympics
Actually we didn't watch any of that junk

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I had a similar experience earlier this week. I've got a 10g on the top shelf of my aquarium rack, and a 20g below it. The 20g's hob sticks out maybe 1/2" off the shelf. The 20g is currently cycling, so it's just plants, no fish.

I was sitting at my computer and glanced over at the racks, and saw some movement in the 20g. I dash over and look closer, and it's one of my white cloud minnows! He somehow managed to get out of the 10g on top, and get into the 20g bellow.

While he could have managed to hit that 1/2" of ledge and then flop into the tank instead of onto the ground, I'm convinced that he actually hit the ground and one of my cats saved him. I've been holding her up to the 10g tank lately so she can watch (she has no interest in fishing, just watching). Since both options have such astronomical odds, I'm sticking with the cat option!

Either way, fishy hadn't been in there long (the tank had been confirmed empty 20 minutes prior), so I was able to get him out quickly enough that no major damage was done.
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Okay, so i just got home from work (short day) and I go to feed my fish as usual, so I do that and then I kneel down to look at my betta in his tank. All the sudden I see a bloodfin tetra in there with him! Super crazy because the chances of him jumping out of my 20 gallon long and into my 10 gallon are super slim. It has the hood and light on but I guess he managed to land in the open plastic cover which gives him very little room for error! Thank the lords I left it open or else I'd have a dead fish on the floor.

Super crazy.

blood fin tetras.. yes had 5 that committed suicide like this lol

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I lost all but one bloodfin to jumping.

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This is the first jump I've had. I took it as a hint at poor water so I did two 90% water changes.

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woah, call that an olympic feat!


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