Please advice which fishes are no no for open top tanks.
In order to have opened top tanks, we have to avoid keeping jumpy species of fishes unless we have floating plants to make the fishes feel secure.
Some fish like to jump, and it is obviously upsetting to find a fish dead on the carpet. Some fish are more likely to jump than others, and in an open-top aquarium it is best to avoid well-known jumpers. Remember that while surface dwelling fish like hatchetfish and swordtails are quite prone to leaping from the tank, benthic (bottom dwelling) fishes like loaches and eels are also generally poor candidates for an open aquarium, as their habit of sliding up and over obstacles in their path can take them right up the side of the tank and out over the rim. Snails may also crawl out, and in the marine aquarium, crabs are master escape artists.
But a cover isn't mandatory in every tank. There are some very attractive open-tank setups, though the ones I've seen tend to have few top-swimming fish in them. It's just a question of knowing the tradeoffs and deciding if it's worth it to you.
Finding a $15 fish on your carpet.......or open top tank?
Im sure there are fish that are definiate no no's to open top tanks
This is my latest "All Pond Solutions Open Top Aquarium Fish Tank" planted tank that i place in my work place (The Thai Restaurant, Clapham junction). This video taken a day after set up, i will update more later. Thanks for watching, Thanks Open top tanks are typically used for water, liquid, or solids storage, planting pots, bathing, fish & reptile breeding, and containment vessels for other tanks. Because they have superior mechanical properties, high stiffness, excellent low temperature impact strength, and outstanding environmental stress crack resistance, they stand up well in these tough environments.This compact, open top, glass aquarium comes with a power compact light and hang on filter. It is suitable for both freshwater and saltwater At 3 gallons in size it is a great little tank for the hobby fish keeper who likes the little detail.I don't really think any of the fish on your list are notorious jumpers, but as stated above, different things can cause any fish to jump, so that's always a chance you take with an open top tank.Blue open top tanks that have a smooth inside surface are used extensively for breeding and raising fish. The FDA complaint polyethylene is safe and non-toxic to aquatic and animal life. A Tank-Your-Way blue colored tank eliminates shadows that scare fish; and thus, minimizes stress in the fish causing them to be more productive, healthy, and active.I have a 10g and I just switch it to an open tank. I have a strip of glass between the light and the tank, but there is a good 2-3 inch strip that is open. I have floating plants, but I am pretty sure that when my cat notices, he will be fishing. Is there anything that will stop him, other than a lid?