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Old 06-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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Here's a tip for the future ( and I've even used it in the open ocean) use TWO nets. One larger net is the catching net and one smaller one is the "chase" net to gently guide the fish into the catch net. . This works with open tanks as well as heavily decorated tanks. This obviously does not work with huge Plecos. lol There you need a good grip and thick skin on your hands. ( I still have scars )

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good idea with the nets. With spiny fish(cats,plecos ect) I've found that a clean, large plastic cup that you get at a gas station works good.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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good idea with the nets. With spiny fish(cats,plecos ect) I've found that a clean, large plastic cup that you get at a gas station works good.
Great idea
They used to even make nets for catching catfish. Very tightly woven material and not deep at all. ( Not your every day net for sure.) Back in my day, the gas stations were giving away glass cups so we never used them for fish. lol
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They're green spotted puffers.
Oh cool I'm thinking of getting a dwarf puffer I'm doing a lot of reasearch right now and I need to save up still
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:45 PM   #14
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Spotted pictus catfish. Those things move like lightning!!! They swim out of the net at the last secound!!
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I had to transfer some Pictus cats once and it was like catching a porcupine. If I scared it, the fish got stuck in the net
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I had to transfer some Pictus cats once and it was like catching a porcupine. If I scared it, the fish got stuck in the net
It doesn't help that their dorsal spine gives you a pretty nasty sting. I learned that the hardest when I untangled one of mine from the net.
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It doesn't help that their dorsal spine gives you a pretty nasty sting. I learned that the hardest when I untangled one of mine from the net.
Well I say it good for it when it comes to a natural defense system.
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Zebra Danios in a very heavily planted tank. Little devils are minnows with superchargers. LOL. OS.
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My black Kuhli loach.. I moved all my fish to temporary tanks while I got some new plants in the tank and moved things around. It took both me and my boyfriend 20 minutes to catch the little guy so we could stick him back in the tank.
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I feel your pain. I had a black loach that jumped into my 29. It took me 3 months to catch that guy
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