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Old 03-15-2012, 12:30 AM   #1
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Help trying to catch a Damael

For the past couple days I have been trying to catch an aggressive damsel in my tank. He is so quick! I dont want to mess up my rockwork because I really like the way it is right now and how my corals are placed. Is there any homemade traps you guys reccomend? This fish is "speedy gonzales" Anyone ??
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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I caught mine but took a couple days but every time I fed them I just put food in the net and finally he went in and I pulled the
Net up
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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This is how I caught my coral beauty angelfish.

Take a two liter bottle, tear off the label, rinse it out well (water only). Cut the neck off of the bottle so you end up with a hole a little bigger than your fish. Then, cut a little lower.. right around where the top of the label used to be. Invert the piece you cut off to fit inside of the rest of the two liter bottle. Then place it in your tank.

It took my angel a few days to get used to it, and then I put food in it to entice him.

One day I was walking by and saw him in there and grabbed the bottle.

I guess they get confused or stunned by the clear plastic and small hole to get in and out of.
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i ended up removing all rock and coral and used the biggest net i could find at the fish store. it was worth it though cause now i can add fish without the damsel killing them!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:34 AM   #5
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Grats! those buggers can be hard to remove.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Sorry my wife and I tried for a week and then had to literally remove everything from the tank all the rock and most of the water it sucked i made like 4 different fish traps none worked best of luck to ya
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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Thanks to all, I will give the net a try first than the bottle, before I result to the last desperate one! Will keep you posted this weekend!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #8
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So why do people say to put Damsels in first to cycle a tank??? just wrong cause they get very territorial!!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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Get a small square plastic zip lock container , and lure him in there with a net, it might take a while but it worked for me..make sure to trap him with the net when he enters, took me a couple of try's .
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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We got away with partially removing/rearranging rocks. Basically cleared a small area at one end of the tank. Then we made a tank partition that we could drop in place. After herding the little bugger into that area of the tank we trapped him there with the partition. Easy to net after that.
Damsels - never again.

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