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Ive had a pair of clownfish for a few months now. They live in the top back corner of my 28 nano cube. No anemone. I do have a 6 line wrasse that has been a bit aggressive sometimes. Minutes ago I heard a splat, and saw my larger clownfish on the floor by the aquarium. I scooped him up and put him back and he seems fine. I didn't see if he jumped on his own "just clownin around" or if the wrasse provoked him. The wrasse did make some aggressive gestures towards the clown upon his return though. As well, I have a plexiglass lid. The clown jumped through a small crack in the lid, not an open top! Any suggestions to avoid dead fish? Considering removing wrasse, but if the clown is a jumper of his own accord then that won't help.

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I raise clowns and have never had one jump.  Doesn't mean they don't, but I would guess it was the wrasse.  My clowns tend to stay on the bottom or near it.

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18 minutes ago, Snappy said:

Ive had a pair of clownfish for a few months now. They live in the top back corner of my 28 nano cube. No anemone. I do have a 6 line wrasse that has been a bit aggressive sometimes. Minutes ago I heard a splat, and saw my larger clownfish on the floor by the aquarium. I scooped him up and put him back and he seems fine. I didn't see if he jumped on his own "just clownin around" or if the wrasse provoked him. The wrasse did make some aggressive gestures towards the clown upon his return though. As well, I have a plexiglass lid. The clown jumped through a small crack in the lid, not an open top! Any suggestions to avoid dead fish? Considering removing wrasse, but if the clown is a jumper of his own accord then that won't help.

If you have a six line in the tank I would say 99.9% chance he is the culprit.  The only times I have lost fish to jumping was when I had one.  Beautiful fish but every one I have had was sneaky aggressive.

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