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post #11 of 16 Old 08-14-2010, 04:12 PM
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The trap does look like a neat idea.If you caught other fish along with one you want to catch you could easily net them out.

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post #12 of 16 Old 08-14-2010, 04:37 PM
0.0 your gonna kill the gardeners?? or are you shipping them here for a holiday?

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post #13 of 16 Old 08-14-2010, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I am hoping to re-home the gardeners.
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post #14 of 16 Old 08-14-2010, 05:35 PM
you think catching big fish is bad try finding 2 cm catfishes in my 104 tank.i re-homed them yesterday cause i thought the were killing my rcs.

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #15 of 16 Old 08-15-2010, 06:48 PM
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Following up on kym's suggestion, I do this when I do the water change so the tank water is down half. But instead of two nets, I place one net in the water with my right hand (I'm right handed, so left may work better if you're left-handed) somewhere preferably in the front close to the left corner, then with my free left hand I gently and carefully maneuver the fish from the back around the side to the left front and hopefully into the waiting net.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #16 of 16 Old 08-15-2010, 07:00 PM
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Fortunately, I deal mostly with inverts..they are easier to catch. When I went to a LFS this guy had a good technique and i made a mental note. I have had a lep. a long time ago...depending on how big it is use a plastic bottle maybe he/she will fit in a 12oz coke bottle (just upgrade in plastic bottle to its size) after you cut the top of the bottle down to where the fish can swim into it, place it in it's safe haven..then chase behind it with a net then use the net to hold it in. I haven't tried it yet but it worked so fast for him.

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