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Old 01-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #31
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cool thanks for the info?

any wise words of wisdom on how to catch damsel fish?

i went as far as taking out the liverock but they just stayed in there...... they'd rather being dry that get caught.

i've now built a trap and put it in, maybe itll work
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:29 AM   #32
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i have heard of folks having good results with an inverted 2 liter bottle. take an empty (clear) 2 liter bottle and cut the top off and invert it and glue it back in place...like this-
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:49 AM   #33
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Another trick to catching damsels, clip your net so it hangs open in the tank, and put your daily feeding for the damsel inside the net. After a day or three when he's really comfortable eating from the net, just scoop him out in the middle of dinner.
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I'd also consider moving the rocks from the side of the tank so that you can clean there. 2-3" will do. As the tank gets older, your'e gonna wanna use a scraper on the side glass because it WILL get ugly there. Good move getting rid of the damsels.

PS - looks like 4 rocks to remove to net the damsels. Why all the tricks?
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I'd also consider moving the rocks from the side of the tank so that you can clean there. 2-3" will do. As the tank gets older, your'e gonna wanna use a scraper on the side glass because it WILL get ugly there. Good move getting rid of the damsels.

PS - looks like 4 rocks to remove to net the damsels. Why all the tricks?
they hide in the rock..... i take it out of the water, and they dont come out. they'd rather die than be caught
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i tried the bottle trick. put some pellets in there and some frozen brine shrimp.
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They will end up jumping out of the rock. Put the rock in a bucket with a little bit of water. They will leave the rock for the water when they need oxygen.
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Consider putting the rock in fresh water. They'll come out I think.

Try Cmor's advice first though.
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how long can the liverock be out of water before the bacteria starts dying?
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A lot of hours. No worry if only trying to wait out the damsels.
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