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Old 01-20-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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I need to get a fish out of my tank. I have a blue velvet damsel and he has decided to start nipping on my newly added Trachyphyllia. I'm not happy about this at all. Because of this fish I have had to move all of my Zoanthids to my 5g nano and I can't have any soft corals because he will eat them. How do you get a fish out of a tank that is full of live rock and coral?? HELP!!!!!!
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I know when my dwarf angel started nipping I had to bite the bullet and tear the tank apart to get him. I`ve heard that if you do it in the middle of the nite after the lights have been off that you can catch them easier as they are still asleep. Other than that and traps I dont know any better way.
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Good luck, I had to pull out my live rock to catch and remove a nasty damsel. But when it was finally gone, it was nice. You can try a few trap methods first, just in case. Sometimes the little suckers are smarter than they look, though.
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HELP HELP HELP!!!!

Thanks for the tips guys!!! I've got my Trachyphyllia covered with a plastic container and he can't get to it. That seems to be the only thing he wants to mess with in the tank. I'm going to try the trap method first. I would really hate to have to take all that rock out to get a fish.


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My wife and I have decided to remove the rock and coral from the tank and catch the 2 damsels that are causing all the problems. I need some suggestions on how to go about doing this. Those of you who have had to do this PLEASE HELP. I'm not excited about doing this but I will not have an $80 coral damaged by a $10 fish!!! Please help!!! I'll take pics of the process too...
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