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Old 07-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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I need help catching some azure damsels, anyone?
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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How big are they? You could try cutting around the top of a two liter bottle--just big enough for them to get in and put a half thawed cube of frozen food at the bottom (make sure you put some of your water in first so the bottle will sink) Don't feed them for a day or so and they should go in and get it. When they do, put a net over the top and get it out. I read a while back about someone else that did this and it worked well for them.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:28 AM   #3
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Don't feed the fish for a couple days then when you do feed them, scoop the damsels up from below.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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These little devil fish are almost impossible to catch, plus they're smart. But I will try this method. The damsels are about 11/2" about the same size as the maroon clown they're harassing, so I hope they go into the trap first because they're aggressive they will probably fight for the food, but then again they're smart!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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Trust me, I know! I had them in my large tank and I got all of them but one so I decided to let nature take its course when I put in my Lionfish (yes, I know this is terrible but that thing picked on everything else even larger fish). One day I came home and was going to put one of my feeder goldfish in for it's meal and when it came to the top I could see through it...it got him! LOL!
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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So if this doesn't work and you've used other methods, you can always take your live rock out, do a massive clean of your tank and try it again. I know it's a pain but wouldn't leave him in your tank if you are putting other fish. Some don't have issues with their Damsels. I unfortunately have and can't stand them. Too bad their like that because their color is pretty and looks good in the tank.
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