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Old 02-16-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
 
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I have a tyrant in my 30 gal. aquarium! The Chinese Algae eater has to go! He is only 2 inches long and already chasing my Pearl Gouramis!! I want him out and into a tank with fish he won't terrorize.
The catch (excuse the pun) is, how to net the guy without tearing my whole tank apart and also not traumatizing everyone in it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
 
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If you have 2 nets then use that to box it in. Go very very slowly and then strike with the nets quickly when you are near. Turn the lights off in the tank as well, if you can see well enough without them.

You might end up taking the tank apart though, they sure are quick little S**T's
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
 
or use a box or a measuring cup and drive it in with your net once hes in you just take him out of the water quickly
since hes in the cup with water in it , it will minimize stress
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
 
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ok excellent, I'll give both ideas a try and get back.... stay tuned.... if you hear far off yelling, that would be me
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
 
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done!! 20 min. two nets and I had to remove the driftwood......Now, everyone in the tank looks like this .Thanks lots . Lights are out and its quiet here, so I'm hoping all will be much happier in there in an hour or two. Thanks again guys.
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #6
 
nice to hear you got him! the fish will recover fast you will see!
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #7
 
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thank you for your help. You are right about the fish, they look better all ready.... they are probably very relieved to have "evil one" out of the neighbourhood. The algae eater doesn't seem at all upset, he is surely looking for new victums to torment.... ..... lol
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
 
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for you catching him

- reaction of the fish for being released from their tormentor.

- reaction of algae eater now he has to find something else to torment.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:01 PM   #9
 
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hahaha, exactly

thanks
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