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Old 11-06-2006, 11:18 PM   #1
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Traps to catch fish?

I have a skunk clown and a pseudochromis, the only fish in my tank, which appear to have ich (grainy white spots on fins and tail). Appeared overnight, and looks like alot! I can't use copper due to my live rock and inverts (hermits and snails). I was going to treat via fresh water dips while I get a QT set up, but I can't catch the little guys! With my live rock, it's tough getting them with the net.

Any successful traps anyone can recommend? I tried netting them while feeding, but they are too smart. And I'm trying to avoid having to take out all my rocks to catch them.
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Old 11-07-2006, 08:30 AM   #2
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http://www.floridadriftwood.com/fish_trap.htm

Bottle trap. Never tried it, but others say it can work.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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Well, I tried this trap method. My skunk was smart enough to stay away. Unfortunately, my pseudo was even smarter, in that after 15 minutes of swimming around the bottle he found his way in to get the "bait", but swam out before I could even get near the fish tank!

Looks like I'll have to empty out most of the water and rocks in hopes of netting them, before the ick takes too strong a hold.
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You can take a wide mouth 2 liter coke bottle or like and cut it into just above the label and put it back together with the pour spout turned into the bottle and glue it in place.Put some food in and the fish should get trapped in side when it goes for the food
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You can take a wide mouth 2 liter coke bottle or like and cut it into just above the label and put it back together with the pour spout turned into the bottle and glue it in place.Put some food in and the fish should get trapped in side when it goes for the food
To add to this, you can cut the lid to a large enough size that he can get in, if need be.
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Thanks folks...this is exactly what I tried. The pseudochromi eventually found his way in, but was also able to find his way out before I could react in time! He's a slick one!

And the clown wasn't even going near the bottle, even though I knew it was willing to eat.

I'll try one more time tonight!
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Hope you catch it this time
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:32 AM   #8
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When I had to remove my fish due to ick, I moved all the rock to one end of the tank waited a few days and fed in the same spot ( the end with no rock) When the fish came to eat I put in a divider and my 6foot tank became a 3foot tank with no rock.
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Have you tried garlic? One of the better LFS suggested when they have ICH and you move them to QT you cause more stress. Which lowers the immune system even more. I have used Extreme Garlic on the food and in the water. After stocking my 180 Gal I used 2 bottles over 2 months and keep some on hand to use at the first signs of stress.
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Garlic will not cure ick. It can help in the treatment but is not a cure
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