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Old 10-15-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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How to catch a wrasse?

Just wanting to get some ideas from everyone on how to catch a fish without pulling all my liverock out of my tank. But I have this wrasse who has single Handedly eaten some of my other fish and want to bring him back for an exchange at my LFS. Any ideas?
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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One of these, a little food, and a quick hand with a lot of patience lol
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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Line a hook and a piece of shrimp. That has always worked for me
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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I've removed a lot of problem fish with one of these traps over the years. Usually works within minutes. Just put some food at the back and the fish will come in, especially a wrasse. I just caught my lunar wrasse a couple months ago, it took probably less than a minute.

http://www.aquacave.com/Acrylic-Aqua...ine-P1066.aspx
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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Line a hook and a piece of shrimp. That has always worked for me
What kinda hook. I don't really want to hurt him but he has gotta go!
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I got mine from my lfs. It's a very tiny hook I would just drop it in and yank them out. I did this with 3 damsels and a wrasse. A friend put them in his tank where they are still living today. A lot of people don't like this method but it worked I tried the trap first it didn't work for me. Good luck
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have a positive update on the wrasse status. I found online a makeshift fish catcher. I took a two liter bottle cut the top to the size of the fish I was going for, then cut along the seam where the label starts, invert the cutoff piece to the inside of the bottom half of the bottle and superglued it in. Then just put some brine shrimp in there and put on the sandbed and waited. He made his way in about 2 hours later he was being pulled out safely. tomorrow ill get credit at the LFS to buy a peaceful fish! Woohoo
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