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Old 07-29-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Getting rid of damels

How do you get rid of your 2 damesels but I have a trigger those of you thinking fish trap my trigger loves food and will eat it in the trap. So should I use a smaller trap
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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How do you get rid of your 2 damesels but I have a trigger those of you thinking fish trap my trigger loves food and will eat it in the trap. So should I use a smaller trap
Help getting rid of them asap
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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Trap is the best way you never know they may go in after the food with the trigger.
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:47 AM   #4
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They're fast suckers, short of pulling out almost all your rock I would try the trap.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:22 AM   #5
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How do you get rid of your 2 damesels but I have a trigger those of you thinking fish trap my trigger loves food and will eat it in the trap. So should I use a smaller trap
Good luck, damsels are fast fat bastards! I just helped a friend break down an entire 300 gallon to catch 6 of these bastards. Took about 4 hours total but we got them all. Not an easy task at the least.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:07 AM   #6
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I ended up having to strip my entire tank to get 1 tried for weeks to catch it
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Use a trap and then if your trigger goes in there first move him into another container till you get the damsels
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:35 AM   #8
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Two nets has worked for me multiple times. Just have to be patient
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:53 AM   #9
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Without removing all LR it's luck lol. I had 2 caught one by luck and spent a week trying to catch the other one by trickery at feeding time before just removing all LR then he was still hard to catch. He would bury himself in the sand swimming from me
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Shut all light off ( i mean every last one) wait about 10 minutes, then flip the tank lights on. It should buy you a split second to net them. Ive done this before and it worked. Also if thats not an option, try using 5 or 6 nets. Usually damaels will have an escape route that they take if they see ypu coming. All you have to do is block off the routes behind the rocks, then gradually move individual nets closer to him
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