Of endlers, jumping, and covers.
I already posted in the equipment section of the forum about making a suitable cover for my tank, but I thought I might ask a different question here.
I just got some endlers recently, and with more research I am finding that they seem to jump from open-top tanks? I have them in a 4g finnex rimless tank, so finding a suitable cover is going to be impossible. That means I have to make one.
The tank is planted with Anubias, java fern, and marsilea for now, and I may add some low-light easy stems in the bare spots to round things out soon. I have a few plants of frogbit(?) that are starting to spread a bit faster now, and I thought that maybe it would be nice to cover the tank with plants instead of mesh or some hardware. I understand this will reduce the available light by quite a bit, but only low-light plants are going in the tank anyways and I would hate to ruin the rimless look with some kind of cover.
So the question - would having a large portion of the open surface covered by floaters discourage jumping or are the endlers still going to jump through the open spots between? Anyone have experience with this sort of behavior?