The ability of fish to jump and escape from their tanks is one of the problems many fish keepers face and trust me, it is not funny when it happens, especially when your lovely fish die as a result of this. Despite that all fish have the potential to jump and could jump when necessary, some fish are very active in leaping and could even leap and escape for no reason and this is why many people do consider the jumping ability of a fish before they buy. In this article, you are going to learn if Firefish are jumpers or not, some of the reasons why they could jump, and how to stop them from jumping.
Can Firefish jump? Yes, they are jumping fish and could easily escape from their tanks by jumping out.
Every year, many people lose their fish due to this their ability to leap.
We all know that fish can not survive on land without water and when they jump, they are very likely to die unless you stop them in time and rescue them.
When fish leave their water, they either die as a result of dehydration or get eaten by domestic animals such as cats or dogs, which could be very painful to us.
Fire Gobies popularly known as Firefish are very active and aggressive fish too, they are so active that they could jump around in their environment, especially in the wild.
Although all fish could jump when they want to but Firefish are very active in leaping and could even do that for no identifiable reasons, that’s why it is recommendable to always get a tank lid and cover their tanks and if you don’t have one, then buy it!
Please it is important that you don’t cover their tanks with anything that is not a tank lid because they have a very sophisticated technique for escaping and will escape even through a tiny hole they see.
Despite that they are Natural jumpers, some other factors that could make them jump or want to leave their environment are aggression, hunger, poor quality water, cold water temperature, to catch their prey and to travel, etc.
The only solution to these is to get them what they need.
As for the temperature issue, buy a heater and maintain a water temperature of 68 – 80°F.
Are Fire Gobies Jumpers?
Yes, Fire Gobies popularly known as Firefish are jumping fish.
They do this a lot more than many other fish, that’s why you must be careful and way cover their tanks to avoid losing them.
How High Can Firefish Jump?
Firefish could jump up to 50 centimeters when they jump.
Being able to jump up to 50 centimeters and above is one of the reasons why they easily escape from their tanks.
Again this is why experts like myself always advise getting fish like these wild and tall tanks so that they could be able to at least have enough space to perform some of their activities which might include jumping about or racing about.