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I woke up this morning to find my Boesemani Rainbow on the ground outside the tank. I have had him for about a month and he seemed happy. He is a relatively small one, in a 20 Long. It is moderately planted and has a nice current for him to swim in. Ive heard of Hatchets jumping out of tanks but not these fish. Any ideas why?
 

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fish don't jump out of tanks to commit suicide.
fish don't have such emotions or cognitive processes.
something just spooked him, or chased him,
or he saw a rival in his reflection and went after him,
maybe the tank is too small or cluttered for him,
but it has little to do with a fishes "happiness".
just chalk it up to experience and either cover the tank,
keep the water level lower, or don't get that fish again.
a Boesemani Rainbow can get pretty nasty in a small 20g
tank as they mature, so you may be better off without him.
 

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i have had 2-3 jump from my 120gal in the last year and a half. I have heard the moonlights help so they can see where the surface is at night. I have them and have only lost 1 of my 6 SAE witch are notorious for jumping.
 
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