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Old 07-19-2004, 09:29 PM   #1
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Help!!! Need to remove a fish.

Hello all. I just bought a royal dottyback and he has already killed my two perculas and is chasing my green chromis he nips all their tails until they are dead. Anyone have a way to remove him from a tank with a lot of rock. I can't remove the 180 lbs of rock from the 90 gallon tank.

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Old 07-19-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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"bottle fish trap" you can find instructions at www.reef-aquarium.net under "Equipment". Should be easy b/c they are fairly aggressive fish. It worked for me in less than an hour- Good luck.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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I would try to catch him while he is eating. Feed him something he likes and have the net ready. When he starts to eat, nab him!
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:44 PM   #4
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Laughing here but not at youre situation. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. What is funny? Some things are easier said than done. I had tried to catch 2 Blue Devils for several weeks (little bullies) I had to resort to the removing of some LR before I could catch them. Just hang in there and do what you have to do. Good Luck!
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Old 07-19-2004, 11:50 PM   #5
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Caught my damsel by chasing it into a rock, then taking the rock up out of the tank with a net under the rock. Plop! and he was in the net.

Happened more by luck than by design though..... (and about an hour of frustration....)
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Baiting your net can also work. In the least, it will hopefully keep him on good behavior.
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Old 07-20-2004, 09:09 AM   #7
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The bottle trap is by far the most successful approach I have seen. Its cheap and easy to make...and you dont have to stand there cursing your fish while you wait. Give that one a shot.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:08 PM   #8
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Captured!!

You guys ROCK! 30 minutes and caught in the bottle trap. Back to the LFS for him.
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