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Old 11-05-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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I just leave the net in there for a few hours, eventually he'll adjust to it... leave the lid off the aquarium.

Doesn't hurt to put some food inside the net either, but where he can't access it... (only smell it). He'll try to get the food through the net and begin nipping at it... when he's not expecting it move the net and trap him against the glass, and slowly pull him up to the top.

Works every time.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:59 PM   #12
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Hopefully that will work, and bought a new net today that he "supposedly" can't see.
IF I can't catch him by Sat, will have to take out all the rocks... grrrrr
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:06 PM   #13
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just take everything else outta there and leave him!! ha ha ha thatll teach'em
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:01 PM   #14
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are you guys serious? i have removed my fish a few times during power outages and such and when moving between my g/f's house with my hands.

just put your hand in the tank, corner the fish near the top of the tank then bring the fish up and grab it, if it jumps out then pick it up then put it in a bucket of water.

ive tried a net before but they get snagged on rocks, your hands are the best tools.
I have a Lionfish and a Rabbitfish...i think that method would be a bad idea, lol.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:17 PM   #15
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you need to calmly lure the fish to the corner, if you can clean the inside of your tank w/out the fish going crazy, then they wont have a problem with your hand getting close enough to grab them.
Obviously never tried that with a damsel. they are small, quick and go right into the crevices if you even look at them the wrong way.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #16
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i have a 4 striped damsel, he's been in my hands a couple of times. once you get a fish in a corner it should stay there unless you stop for a moment too long.

has anyone ever had a coral randomly show up in the tank? i have two little things growing on an old rock, they are too too small to tell what they are, they are deep red and look like miniature cup coral, are there any corals that lay seeds of any such and remain dormant for months until preferred conditions? it could very well be a two tiny leather corals as they are just a couple of inches away from one but in no way have physical contact w/ each other. these two things are the approximate round size of a BIC pen cap, they are flat on the top, round, have a stub stem like a mushroom, do not have a center mouth, and have micro round polyps all around the edges. the micro polyps are bright red, and the body of the coral is a red/purple.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:25 PM   #18
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Have you tried dividing off the tank? i have 125g and when I need to catch a fish. I turn off the pumps,feed the fish on one end of the tank, when they come to that end of the tank I slip in a divider, my 6ft tank becomes 2ft, I then move that small section of rock to the other side of the divider.
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I finaly got him out but it involved emptying the tank. Should have thought to try to use a divider. Tried the bottle fish trap, the clowns went right in. The guy I wanted wouldn't come out of hiding till the trap was removed.
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