The downside is that it’s a PITA for any kind of feeding, cleaning or maintenance. And I had a cleaner wrasse torpedo his way through a standard 3/16”-1/4” mesh lid. Thrice...There is basically no downside to having a lid, and you're ensuring that you don't come home to a fish dead on your floor.
2 of my wrasses went carpet surfing because I couldn't get my diy mesh screen secure with HOB equiptment. They found cracks by my protein skimmer to escape from. 1 fire goby, 1 pintail wrasse, 1 mccosker wrasse, Still upset today.my mom and dad say that its to expensive and i dont need it because fish are not stupid enough to jump out and kill themselves
i will try. Thanks for the replyThough many people have encouraged you to get a lid and your parents are definitely wrong about them not jumping (several species jump when scared for survival tactics and in the wild would just end up right back in the ocean), what people have not mentioned is that we are giving these animals a home and we are in charge of their care. It's not just that they 'may go carpet surfing' it is that they die a rather slow and painful death due to suffocation. Just get/make the lid - any fish can jump.