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Fundulus in a shallow riparium setup

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#1 Joshaeus

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:13 PM

I am scheming to create a riparium using a 40 by 20 by 6 inch storage bin, and am trying to figure out what I might keep in it. I have considered a Fundulus sp, but from what I understand Fundulus are fanatical jumpers. In this setup - which will have numerous emersed houseplants and duckweed - could Fundulus be trusted not to bail? If not, what other natives could work? (Elassoma would obviously work, but they would be difficult to enjoy in such a tank...and difficult to feed)

#2 Betta132

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:06 PM

I would not trust a top-dwelling fish not to jump out of an uncovered pool unless the surface was entirely covered in duckweed, and that would make it difficult to view the fish.

Something bottom-dwelling would probably be a better idea. 

#3 fundulus

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 06:59 PM

Studfish such as F. catenatus and F. stellifer would be gone within minutes. The various starheads are less crazy but will still jump. With any killifish you better have a tight fitting top on the aquarium.
Bruce Stallsmith, Huntsville, Alabama, US of A

#4 killier

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:13 PM

I could cut you a piece of Lexan if you gave me the exact dimensions. I use it for tops on all my tanks.

trust the killienut
-Robert Godzinski

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