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dcninja757
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PostSubject: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/14/2011, 6:28 pm

I'm trying to catch this yellowtail damsel to get him out of my tank. i'm having a heck of a time using the net. I don't want to remove all my life rock and stuff to get it out. how do i go about getting him out of the tank? any hints or suggestions?
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lifeisgood
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Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/14/2011, 8:16 pm

Ummmm ,, I had to tear my reef tank apart to get mine out ! And believe me , I tried it all !!! Good Luck ,,, Ray
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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/14/2011, 8:48 pm

have you tried turning out the light for an hour then when you turn it on nab him before he's alert.
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lifeisgood
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Location : Beaverton , MI
Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/14/2011, 9:02 pm

the 5 damsels I had tended to sleep in caves and recesses in the reef . I even tried at night with red lights . Baiting with a fish trap came closest , ended up draining the tank into ice chests and removing the live rock.
Ray
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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/15/2011, 6:47 am

You probably need to get prepared to take out your rocks from what I have heard.
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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/15/2011, 7:08 am

Check on Youtube, search fish trap, it was fun to watch and easy to make. Worked for me. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/15/2011, 8:27 am

this was already posted in your other thread.
these are the best traps I have ever had get one and you will catch that fish or any fish for that matter!
http://coralnuggets.com/index.php?cPath=130_158&osCsid=367748955552c3d6c06f6c01c34f289c

mine in action this is a 180 gallon reef with atleast 250+ pounds of live rock.I pulled all 3 Tangs out at once!
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PostSubject: Re: how to catch a fish in a reef tank?   how to catch a fish in a reef tank? Icon_minitime2/15/2011, 9:12 am

make a bottle trap!
geta a water bottle cut off the top and glue it back together with the top part on the inside
throw some food in the bottle and let it chill on your sand bed for a while
the nosey fish will smell the food and go right on in
fish for some reasone have a natural downward swim. once he realizes hes been cought hell keep tryin to swim down. also for some reason the opening on the water bottle is big enuff for the fish to get out not small enuff to keep em in

alot of ppl think of this as unsuccesful butim reading new posts everyday on nano-reef saying it worked

check out this thread fromnano-reef
he cought his clown for QT
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?s=8df6ef486535ce1b56526939bb6d5c8c&showtopic=262442&hl=SUCKER
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