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acidjed9 06-23-2008 09:27 AM

Transfering Pleco and Catfish
I have three 6" plecos in my 55Gallon tank. I am upgrading to a 125Gal tonight and looking for ideas on how to transfer them. I rather not use the net because the barbs can get caught but I don't know what other choice I have.

1077 06-23-2008 10:08 AM

I have used a large cup with some success. Use net or your hand to drive them into the cup. Works best if all decorations are out of the way. Good Luck . :)

okiemavis 06-23-2008 05:00 PM

I'd recommend using a net to chase them into a cup- the net is easier to maneuver, but obviously the cup is safer for them.

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