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Old 12-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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How to catch a fish?

I have a very naughty clown (bothering my smaller clown) and a very naughty yellow wrase that decided that a few polyps would make a good snack (i know he is getting the flatworms). I need to catch them and I cant. I tried two nets, putting food in a net, and no luck. They hide behind the rocks? I really do not want to move rocks around. Any suggetions?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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You could try a fish catcher. It's basically a pop bottle with the top cut off and flip around back into the bottle. Google pop fish catcher and I'm sure you'll find it. Also you could try not feeding them of a couple days. I tried everything with a damsel once in my 125 gal reef with like 200 pounds of live rock. And I ended up having to pull out all the rock and drain the tank down to like 20 gal left it was a long day. Best of luck.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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I feed them every 3 days and even starving them for five does not convince them to go into their dreaded blue net
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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DIY fish trap as stated above. Takes time but works eventually. http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/fish_trap.php
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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I had the same problem a few weeks back with a fox face rabbit. I've always had to move all my rocks to catch a fish and what a mess it makes. This time I was so pissed because he was tearing my zoos apart. So I went in there with a fillet knife and a net. And I got him in like 5 minutes. I guess he didn't want to get fillet. Lol. If al else fails give it a try.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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Jar with some food be ready to cover the opening.
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Best way that worked for me wait till light turns off a few hours later turn em on and they'll float out(at least mine did) and net it.
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Ahh thank you. Hopefully they will fall for the trap. I will this tommorow. Currently covering the polyps with a net, which they do not dare go near.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:06 AM   #9
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The wrasse hides the whole night and the first three hours after lights on (wierdo) He wont even come out for food in the morning. All other fish are sluggish and him? Missing every single morning. So I do think I will try the fish trap. Thank you!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
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I caught two six line wrasses with a jar and some food in five mins.
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