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Old 07-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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Catching the coral banded shrimp

So I need to get this coral banded shrimp out of a 150 gallon reef tank full of rock and corals. Taking the rock out is out of the question. Any other ideas? I've tried to put food in a fish net and trap him that didn't work and I also tryed the 2 liter bottle trick. Just can't catch this guy haha.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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Add a puffer lol sorry that's gonna be hard since your tank is so large and they are kinda fast. Maybe you can scare him under a rock and remove the whole rock if hes on it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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Get a trap for fish and bait it. Hopefully in the morning he'll be in there by morning.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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I'd be all over the puffer idea but there's like 6 cleaner shrimp and some fire shrimp in there it would get too risky. He hides under this 1 huge rock all the time, I've tried just about everything as far as I know. I've even just tried killing him in the tank, but he is too fast. I haven't tried a fish trap does anyone know any good ones? With my luck I'll prob catch everything but him with it.
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Same design as a lobster trap should work, just smaller. I suspect you could make one out of a plastic soda bottle.
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Mine won't do it quite as readily as a skunk cleaner normally will, but I have had mine jump on my hand. I'm not sure if he's attacking me or if he is cleaning me. (It doesn't feel any worse than a grasshopper crawling on your leg.) I think if I moved slow, I could net mine off my hand. Have you treid to see if he'll just hop on you? I have noticed this is easier to get him to do in low light.
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So I went and got a map puffer to eat my shrimp I'll let you know how it works out.
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Poor shrimp.
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So I went and got a map puffer to eat my shrimp I'll let you know how it works out.
Lol told you thats the way to go. Hope he gets em.
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Success he chomped him up
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