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Old 11-04-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
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how to catch a fish

I wold be really thankful for any advice or "tricks" to catch a fish without having to remove all the rocks. I have a fish that has to go! I even open the cabinet to look at the net and it hides in the rocks. Any suggestions?
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I have actually put my net in the tank overnight or 2 so they get use to seeing it then try to catch and it has worked once
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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The two liter coke bottle trick works well too. You can also try to grab it at night abour an hour or so after lights out, turn the lights on and snag it.
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My fish love my net... they come to it everytime I put it in. It probably has to do with that I feed them from it
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I think it would take more than a couple of days to convince the fish the net was a friend, and the fire shrimp may not thave that long.....

Melosu58.. read the article... Can't imagine fishing for the little guy, but might be fun! but most of the other info was useful. thanks!

Roka64 .. could I have a little more detail on the bottle tecnique?

Hadn't thought to train the fish to eat out of the net, so too late for that one, but definitely something to keep in mind.
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You take an empty coke bottle and cut the top off, right where the bottle starts to curve. Turn the top around so it fits back into the bottom of the bottle, cut the top out so it's big enough to let the fish in, add some food and let the fish swim in and it will have a hard time seeing how to get out....


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I had to add the dots so the pic would work.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #8
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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.
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I've tried it with my hands and end up getting more water out of the tank than keeping it in the tank! LOL! I guess it really depends on tank size and scaping.
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you cant run your hand through the water all crazy like.

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.
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