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I'm moving juvenile convicts(m/f) to an open top 20L. Will these guys jump out? I'm just curious because i wont be able to get a canopy for about a week.
 

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Agreed, plus all cichlids may jump from being frightened by sources outside the tank( sudden movements near the tank, large objects carried by the tank , ect.) . A top is just a good safeguard for your fish and your own peace of mind. Just wait , one week isn't that long to wait for the safety of your fish. :thumb:
 

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I would definitely wait also, my Convicts have been known to jump at floating food on occasion.
 

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I would recomend a top for sure, I lost several juvie convicts to jumping, I had the water to close to the top, I presume the got chased, and jumped out
 

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From my experimence with convicts they will only jump out if they are chasing food, or if they are being chased, like all those who answered above me said =] Best of luck with your convicts! They are awesome little fish! :fish:
 
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