I have a couple of 5" Oscars, and quite often I hear the glass lid open and close. I realize this is due to the fish hitting it, and I know it is only a matter of time that one of them ends up on the floor. I have a 125 gallon tank with the standard hinged glass cover. How do you all secure your lid? I am thinking about painting a 2 x 4 and putting it on the top. Have any of you done something different? Any one use velcro? Please let me know.
Last Night I painted the 2x4 black and was letting it dry overnight before putting it on the tank. Before going to bed at midnight, I moved the lights on top of the front hinges just in case. At 6:00 AM my wife wakes me up to tell me there is a fish on the floor. It was my 5" black tiger oscar, and It is not going to make it. I am thinking about doing 2 things.
1. Take back the other 5" and putting 4 2" Oscars temporarily in my 55 gallon tank. If this is done how long do you think I have before needing the bigger tank, and yes I know I will need about 200 gallons. I would use the 125 to house my 13 african cichlids that are in the 55 right now.
2. Take back the other 5" and putting the 4 babies in my 125 gallon tank that will look empty.