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Old 07-02-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Best ideas for removing a 11" leporinus???

I have a 75 gallon tank with quite a few large rocks and driftwood. I want to remove my 11" leporinus and im trying to come up with the easiest and safest way to do it so i dont stress the whole tank out. I know i can get him out by removing a bunch of the rocks and then netting him but im considering maybe using a small hook with a worm to hook him and get him out quick. Im thinking its less stress on him and the tank if i can get him out fast. There are 2 plecos, featherfin cat and a convict also that will remain. Ideas?
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I'd try to get him to swim into a one gallon pitcher in that size tank. Then scoop him out.
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A hook and worm will definitely stress him out I would just remove the rocks and net him then you can rearrange the tank
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A hook and worm will definitely stress him out I would just remove the rocks and net him then you can rearrange the tank
Ya ive decided thats the best bet.
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Make time for for a good tank clean up. The gallon is a great idea. Maybe someone to assist and a tub to put him in. I'd add the good /cleaner water into the tub before moving around everything inside the tank and mucking up the rest of the water.

That more similar water parameter and also a heater if you have to leave the water sit in the tub for a longer time, will also help the acclimation to a new tank and reduce stress.
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