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Old 08-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Damsel trouble

Any ideas on how to catch a few damsels without taking everything out of my tank?
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Hard work and patience lol took me 2 weeks to get my 5 chromis without tearing it apart and that is why I don't think anyone should ever buy them but if you do this saved me a lot of time (10"x14") haha
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:14 PM   #3
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Please explain to me what that is and how it works
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hard work and patience lol took me 2 weeks to get my 5 chromis without tearing it apart and that is why I don't think anyone should ever buy them but if you do this saved me a lot of time (10"x14") haha
Please explain to me what this is and how it works
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:25 PM   #5
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It's just a huge net that nearly reaches across the tank lol
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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Maybe a spear? J/k no I think taking everything outs is something that u have to do unless you can get them when you feed
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
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I just caught 3 of mine and moved them to kids tank. I got a pretty big net 9 x 7 and slowly trapped them. I did have to move some live rock, so you might have to just move stuff to one end of the tank...
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Old 08-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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Yeah unfortunately taking most of the rock out is usually the only way to catch them and they dont tell you that at the fish store when they are selling them to you. Another one of the reasons damsels are avoided by many.

I know of people who actually bait a tiny hook line and sinker becuase the have trying everything and could not tear down the rocks for various reasons. I do not recommend it obviosly but just goes to show how elusive they can be to catch with a net or trap.
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Lion fish...lol
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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I've had some success with trapping. Google bottle trap fish aquarium.
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