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Old 10-25-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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CONTEST: Pick the quickest fish, win a prize!

Tonight I need to net all of the fish in my freshwater tank, put them in a bucket, and move them one town over to my new house. I have a 4 inch and a 6 inch net for this task, I will be catching the fish with no plants or decorations in the tank, and the water level at half. I will be catching the fish as I am able to scoot them into the net in no particular order. If I can catch it, it goes in the net.

Catching fish is not high on my list of fun activities, so I decided to turn this into a contest. Which fish does everything think will be the hardest to catch? The only winner here will be the absolute last fish I am able to get in the net. Since I have small schools of some fish, those might be the safest bets. Here are the contestants:

4x Cherry Barbs - Very docile, but they spook easily and run from anything that is not a Cherry Barb

4x Sunburst Platys - Highly engertic fish, but somewhat dumb

4x Neon Tetras - Small and quick. Schooling behavior may make these easier to catch.

2x YoYo Loaches - Fast and agile with good street smarts (for a fish)

1x Lemon Cobra Guppy - Oldest fish I own

1x Bushy Nose Pleco - Hides all day long, only comes out at night.

1x Clown Pleco - Just a little guy, about 2 inches long

1x Oto Cat - Quick swimmer and moves erratically

To enter, all you need to do is post in this thread which fish type you think will be the very last fish I am able to catch. Tomorrow, I will take all of the correct guessers and pick one at random. The winner gets... A Tetra Test Deluxe test kit that I have used ONCE. I got this for my marine tank, it works perfectly fine, but I wanted something different since I have trouble with some of the colors in this kit. Someone with proper eyesight can get a lot of use out of this The kit is this one:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...rtial&Np=1&N=0

I will pay for shipping to get the kit out to the winner

//Update: No international shipping, sorry :P

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Old 10-25-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:11 PM   #5
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cherry barbs

be careful with the oto, the first time I had to move mine, his mouth got stuck on the net and I thought I'd loose him because it took almost a minute to get him free. I found it better to get a clear plastic cup and when they are on the wall scoop them up from underneath.
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:17 PM   #7
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Otto followed by the Barbs and then the last of the Tetras. Jeff
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:23 PM   #8
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oto...oto and oto....
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my guess is one of the tetras. Good luck!!
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:35 PM   #10
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hmmmmmmmmmm tetra!!!!!!!!
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I will guess the bigger pleco, but if it is right, keep my name out of the drawing
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:22 PM   #15
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Definately one of the cats. Since noone has picked the Clown I'll go with him.
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An amazing fish outlasted the net longer than all others and won! Please wait until tomorrow as I verify the results and prepare some pictures of the event. Keep up those guesses coming until I post the winning fish and determine who wins the test kit
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Are they keeping these contests?
This is just me personally doing something for the forum. I can not really use the test kit anyway, this is a good way to get it out to someone who can use it and have some fun in the process. If it makes you feel any better, I think I have a few more things to give away

Here is the tank in my new (empty) house:

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*15H marine*
-30# Live Rock
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-8x Blue Leg Hermit Crabs // 1x Banded Serpent Star // 1x Cleaner Shrimp
-1x Royal Gramma // 1x Percula Clownfish
-2x Mushroom Leather // Metallic Green Star Polyps // Pulsing Xenia // Striped Xenia // Blue Mushroom
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