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Old 07-31-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Catching clownfish

I have a clownfish that I desperately need to take out of my tank but I don't know how! Any recommendations?
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wait until about an hour after lights out,then using a bright torch shine it on the clown then net it,this seems to work.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:51 PM   #4
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That is so helpful! In gonna try the light trick, I'll let u know how it turns out! Fingers crossed!
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Grr it didn't work! When I tuned the lights on the clownfish was still out and it just went and hid in the rocks! What did I do wrong!?
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I have used this for a royal gramma and 6 line before ,,also know others who have had success ...should work ,,good luck
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That looks promising! I just need to find a bottle. Wait, what if I catch the wrong fish?
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That looks promising! I just need to find a bottle. Wait, what if I catch the wrong fish?
It does happen, just release and start over....sometimes you'll have 2,3 or 4 dumb fish in there and not the one you wanted...it may take 1 or 2 tries or 10-15,,,but it "should" work
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Ok, I'll give it a go!
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I had a tomato clown that I had to remove,Try dropping a few pcs of flake food on the water surface till he gets used to feeding that way.Then put your net under the area and drop the flakes and quickly come up with your net.I ended up flipping him out of the tank onto the carpet but it worked.LOL
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