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Old 06-20-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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How do I catch my Fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How do I catch my Yellowtail Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema)



I have 2 of them and they are getting very aggressive towards the other fish.
My blue tang is afraid to come out of the corner of the tank, every time it does they attack it. They are so smart, as soon as they see the nets they hide under the rocks. I cant catch them. HELP!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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take the rocks out
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:33 PM   #3
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Ok thanks for the obvious, but I dont want to remove 100lb of rock
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Rena 200 watt heater
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(2) 54 watt
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Water General RO+DI
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87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
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(2) Percula Clownfish
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Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
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(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
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Old 06-20-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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Try putting some floating food at the top of the tank and wait for them to come up. Then try to scoop them up. If that doesnt work them make some clear fish catchers that might work but I've never tried any of them. I have had luck with the food method. HTH Good Luck!
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This has been posted many times before and has worked for me...
http://www.floridadriftwood.com/fish_trap.htm
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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I ended up having to remove most of my rock to catch an aggressive damsel. I was cursing myself for putting it in the tank. It wouldnt fall for any tricks. Good luck...
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I feel your pain. I have 6 to try to get out!
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I looked at these three fish traps:I ended up ordering the Fish Corral, mainly due to its size and shape, as I'm trying to catch young Corydoras. The AquaMedic Fish Trap looked really nice as well, but would be tricky to position in my tank, which has a LOT of rocks and plants. The X-Terminator looked nice as well, but I wasn't sure if it was gentle with the fish as it is aimed at trapping "pests".

If anyone is interested, I can report back how I like the Fish Corral once it arrives (probably later this week or early next week).
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I made a trap out of a 64oz plastic apple juice bottle. Caught him in under 15 minutes. Now to get the other one.




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Caught the second one about 20 minutes later
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CPR Bak Pak Protein skimmer
Rena 200 watt heater
T-5 Ligihting
(2) 54 watt
(2) 36 watt
Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
(3) Peppermint Shrimp
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