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PaperclipGirl 03-11-2014 02:57 PM

Mad! Think I got the wrong fish!
 
quick update - when I lived in Idaho I had 5 fish tanks going - sadly life happens and I've moved.

I am down to one 29 gallon tank. Its been established over a year with two goldfish (since moved out to a pond since they grow and need the room!)

So I planted my tank (yay) and got 9 Neon tetra, 9 Glolight Tetra (said the fish store guy) and one small angelfish (currently only quarter size - will be getting a 60 gal tall tank soon!).

I asked for glolights and were charged for glolights, but I swear they are White Cloud Minnows (they have the red tails and fins) ... and frankly they are MEAN! I've never had either before so I didn't really know enough to tell the difference - just wanted small fish for my small tank.

They bug my plants, bug my neons, bug my angel, (bug each other). I know they were "cheap" fish but really I don't want to recylce them into compost - and frankly the idea of trying to catch these fast little guys in a planted tank is just daunting too.

So I just sit here and scold them and tell my angel to grow really fast so she can eat them!

Agent13 03-11-2014 03:33 PM

Probably glowlight danios . Really annoying fish IMO. Can youbreturn them? They are hyper and a bit nippy in my experience. My kids insisted on some of those fish yrs ago and I was soooo happy when they died( did I say that out loud ? )

rsskylight04 03-11-2014 03:34 PM

hi,
If you really want the fish out, its easy to build a trap. Cut the top off of a 2 liter bottle and turn the top upside down so that it fits into the bottom section like a funnel. Put food in the bottom section and insert the top that you cut off--they should fit together tightly enough so it wont come apart when you put it in the fishtank. you might have to put gravel/ stones in the bottle to keep it from floating.

The fish can swim into the funnel to get the food, but its a lot harder for them to find their way out. Ive retrieved fish this way many times, but it does sometimes require patience. its a good way to get fish that are too fast to catch easily, or if you have lots of plants or stone caves.
Good luck!

atwilson1972 03-14-2014 05:56 AM

wow. that's a neat trick.
thanks. is there a section for tricks and useful ideas?
hope you can get em out without any hassle... bullies

jpepe1 03-14-2014 11:58 AM

That's a great trick

rsskylight04 03-14-2014 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atwilson1972 (Post 4110114)
wow. that's a neat trick.
thanks. is there a section for tricks and useful ideas?
hope you can get em out without any hassle... bullies


There is a do-it-yourself section with tons of brilliant ideas at the bottom section of the TFK home page.


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