Originally Posted by Tkey3425
Found a home for him but he's being difficult to catch and I don't have a trap big enough. Should I use my hand as bait? Lol just kidding what the safest way to catch a trigger?
I use 2 approaches for catching hard to get fishies. 1 way is to use a big, deep net and put some chunk food like shrimp pieces or whole shrimp in the bottom of the net. Set it up so that you can swiftly either raise the net to the surface while he's eating or pin the frame against the tank wall so you have him trapped.
The 2nd way is the 2 net system. I use a larger, deep net to catch the fish and a smaller net to guide the fish into the bigger catch net. Place the big net in a corner if possible and just hold it there. Using the smaller net, gently guide the fish along the tank walls in the direction of the bigger net. In his attempt to get away from the chase net, he will go into the catch net and all that's left is your agility to close the deal
Don't be surprised if the chase net becomes the catch net either. Sometimes the fish sees the bigger net and in the process of getting away from that net, they run into the smaller net so you want to make sure your chase net is big enough to handle your fish.
Either way, prepare to get a little wet. lol He will not be a happy fish when he gets into the net and will probably be splashing around. Keep towels and buckets at the ready