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Old 11-19-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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catching a fast fish

I have a friend who has set up his tank & is looking to add a couple of new fish. I have a blue Tang that he is wanting and I'm willing to help a friend. I tried to net it for 1/2 hour, no luck. I am NOT in the mood to dismantle my aquascaping after just moving the tank.

Any ideas on how to get him(or her) out?
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You can drain down the water into a garbage can,,,take away their advantage and leverage.
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Take a 2ltr bottle, cut the top off just after it levels out, then cut a hole in the top just a little larger than the fish, turn the top over and shove into the bottom, place a small amount of food (something said fish really likes), and wait, and watch.
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or you can wait till late nite with all light out for few hours. the fish will be in sleep/rest mode and try to catch it with net n torchlight.
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given the fact that it is a reef, this is not going to be easy. I tried what seemed like forever to catch a destructive flame angel with no luck. I ended up tearing the entire reef down to get the devil. I read your profile and would love to see pics of your reef. It sounds great. Any chance of getting some pics in your gallery? Good luck in the capture...Lando
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