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leogtr 05-18-2011 05:10 PM

what are some good techniques for netting out a small fish in a crowded tank?
 
its full of plants, caves and decorations and I really dont want to take anything out.

She has to be in the hospital tank by saturday so I could really use some tips now.

how can I net her out she is really smart for such a small fish.

thank you for your help!

SomeDudeAtHome 05-18-2011 05:48 PM

What's always worked for me is having two nets. A chaser and a catcher haha.

Mikaila31 05-18-2011 05:53 PM

ninja reflexes :3

AbbeysDad 05-18-2011 06:21 PM

Use the force Luke.

leogtr 05-18-2011 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SomeDudeAtHome (Post 677560)
What's always worked for me is having two nets. A chaser and a catcher haha.

thats clever!

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Originally Posted by Mikaila31 (Post 677565)
ninja reflexes :3

Mikaila if your a ninja at this skill then im a sumo wrestler lol I dont want to do it fast because Im afraid to give them heart attacks because they might think that the net is a scary monster fish thats gonna eat them!!

iamgray 05-18-2011 06:38 PM

Or if you don't have two nets, use ypir other hand. I usually shoo them towards the glass into a corner and then use my hand to block their escape in one side, and then it's just a quick scoop with the net

GwenInNM 05-18-2011 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by leogtr (Post 677510)
its full of plants, caves and decorations and I really dont want to take anything out.

She has to be in the hospital tank by saturday so I could really use some tips now.

how can I net her out she is really smart for such a small fish.

thank you for your help!

I'm not sure this would work for you - but I found a home for my danios, and they are very fast, but had to get them out of the tank, and also have plants I didn't want pulled up. They were always ready at the top to eat, so I had a large container, already half in the tank and put food on top, they swarmed for it, and I scooped a couple up each time that way. Try it! If it's not an aggressive eater, than it may not work.

gwen

leogtr 05-18-2011 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by iamgray (Post 677598)
Or if you don't have two nets, use ypir other hand. I usually shoo them towards the glass into a corner and then use my hand to block their escape in one side, and then it's just a quick scoop with the net

I tried using my other hand butttt she is absolutly lightning fast. she can probably beat a drag racer from 0-60

leogtr 05-18-2011 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by GwenInNM (Post 677605)
I'm not sure this would work for you - but I found a home for my danios, and they are very fast, but had to get them out of the tank, and also have plants I didn't want pulled up. They were always ready at the top to eat, so I had a large container, already half in the tank and put food on top, they swarmed for it, and I scooped a couple up each time that way. Try it! If it's not an aggressive eater, than it may not work.

gwen


thank you for the tip! there is only one problem though shes not eating anything :[ thats why I want to put her in the hospital tank to see if I can give her this medication I got. She is very smart that she is.

when I come 5 feet close to the aquarium she comes close to the glass and I guess she recognizes me then she runs back to her little refuge hide-out. She peeks out once in a while and when Im gone she comes out to the side. The others dont really care because they know that Im not after them.

GwenInNM 05-18-2011 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by leogtr (Post 677616)
thank you for the tip! there is only one problem though shes not eating anything :[ thats why I want to put her in the hospital tank to see if I can give her this medication I got. She is very smart that she is.

when I come 5 feet close to the aquarium she comes close to the glass and I guess she recognizes me then she runs back to her little refuge hide-out. She peeks out once in a while and when Im gone she comes out to the side. The others dont really care because they know that Im not after them.

Awww, poor thing. I hope you can save her.

Gwen


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