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Old 04-23-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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How to Catch A Fish!!!!

Ok. I have found out that damsels are MEAN!

I ask the LFS to take them back and they said ok. But I cant catch them. Is there some way that will help me do this? It's a 75g tank, and 100pds of live rock. They hide behind the rock, and there picking on other fish. It is 2 Domino Damsels, and 2 Yellow tailed. Any suggestions??

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PS. Yes, I have a net.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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Try this diy fish trap... it has always worked for us.

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Good luck! My boyfriend's mom has been trying to rid her tank of an evil... and I do mean EVIL domino for almost an year! She's rearranging and doing a whole tank remodel/cleaning and hoping that she can finally be rid of the evil satan's spawn!
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i have had luck using paitence, a clear ziplock type baggie and putting food in the bag. if you hold the bag really still the fish can't really see the bag, nor do they seem to recognize it as something to be scared of (like the net will scare the crap out of my fish), and after they check to make sure the coast is clear, they will go in the bag for the food. be paitent though, wait for the fish to go all the way into the bag, before trying to make the catch.
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I ended up moving some of my rock to create the best wall I could. I then used a tank divider for the rest of my blockade. I used a couple of decoy nets and with a couple fast scoops with a net I catch them.

I have found it helpful to judge where they are going to swim to net them. Sort of lead them. They are fast and do not get tired.
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I then used a tank divider for the rest of my blockade. .
I find that works the best for me as well. If you can use something to section off the tank, it greatly limits the hiding places/escape routes for the fish. Traps work great but be sure the bottle is appropriately sized for the fish. 2 lt pop bottles work well too.

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Just want to update on this. I bought a tank devider, after I devided the tank, I moved the lr over, then it was just me and the evil damsels....

So I caught those boogers and took them back to the lfs. I seen them yesterday in the tank.

Thanks for the help.
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lol...Sounds like ya'll are doing things the hard way. I got tired just reading this thread. I would suggest to at least try to bottle trap next time....much easier.
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Old 05-06-2004, 03:35 PM   #9
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Tried it....they wanted no part! 8O :P
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how long did you leav it in there...I usually have to leave it in there a day or so and not touch it.
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