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Re: Jumping Killies
I think I would surround the tub with a plastic sheet instead. Actually
wrap the sheet round the tub making the sides higher.The fish will still
jump but would bounce back in when they hit the side.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wright Huntley" <huntley1 at home_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 02:35 PM
Subject: Re: Jumping Killies
> Lyretail at aol_com wrote:
> > Perhaps someone can hazard a guess as to how far I should lower the
> > level in a 20 gallon rectangular wash tub to prevent killies from
> > I put several E. dageti in the above tubs with the water level
> > 1/2 inches but it wasn't low enough. I'd prefer not having to cover the
> > since they are outside and I want natural food to be available. There
> > several water hyacinths in the tubs but I don't want to completely cover
> > surface since you wouldn't be able to see the fish.
> > Any advice would be appreciated.
> Several inexpensive thoughts, since free advice is worth every penny:
> The plastic 3/8" or so egg-crate plastic used for covering ceiling
> fluorescents might discourage the jumpers while allowing light and bugs
> through. Most killies wouldn't jump through, but wild Bettas would.
> I have found that a layer of partial cover of duckweed or Salvinia seems
> discourage much, if not all, jumping. It is more of a flat "ceiling" than
> water hyacinth. Mops, rocks, Java moss and a dark substrate will make them
> feel more comfortable and less likely to try the move up the evolutionary
> ladder, too.
> Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntleyone at home dot com
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