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Old 03-04-2005, 11:31 PM   #11
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450 gallons is massive..! put on ure swimming gear and jump in
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Old 03-04-2005, 11:57 PM   #12
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, for real, in a tank that large i can NOT imagine trying to catch a specific fish, not without taking out rock. Thats what i had to do, and I have a 150 only. Trust me, I feel your pain!
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:36 AM   #13
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I saw this technique being used and it actually worked pretty well.....
Make a screen using some clear plastic tarp material with weights attached along one edge. Use your nets to herd the target fish into a corner of the tank near the screen, then spred the screen out to isolate the fish in the smaller area. It will then be alot easier to net your fish in the isolated area away from the rocks. Before herding your fish you may have to leave the screen in the tank for a few hours so that the fish will get used to it being in there.

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Old 03-05-2005, 11:46 AM   #14
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I could never do that in my tank, too much rock and corals.
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Old 03-05-2005, 09:55 PM   #15
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Thank you all for really trying to give me some really good advice. The jokes are fun too. In all seriousness, it is virtually impossible to catch these fish (at least the Green Chromis). Even with the screen technique which I have not tried yet, I think they will outsmart me and take cover in the rock before I can use a net to direct them toward the area of interest. They actually back up into the rock so quickly before I even attempt any capture technique.

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Can you "empty" one area of rock? If so maybe you can chase the fish into the open area. When I have to catch any of my fish in my 150 I have to empty the rock to one side, kinda chase the fish into that side and use a piece of plexi glass to block them from getting back to the rock side. Still a pain but....
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So if I understand the situation, the note to any newbies would be to leave a clear area for fish herding?
Good to know before setting up a tank... especially since I can't catch a snail! I always send the hubby in for fish herding!
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Old 03-06-2005, 12:22 PM   #18
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My hubby is pretty good at that too. He is much quicker than I am.
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So if I understand the situation, the note to any newbies would be to leave a clear area for fish herding?
Actually a better note would be to QT all new fish additions

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Actually a better note would be to QT all new fish additions
I agree.
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