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kelben 02-16-2012 09:29 AM

netting fast fish
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. :roll:

Tazman 02-16-2012 09:43 AM

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

Maxillius 02-16-2012 10:03 AM

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

kelben 02-16-2012 10:33 AM

netting fast fish
ok excellent, I'll give both ideas a try and get back.... stay tuned.... if you hear far off yelling, that would be me :-?

kelben 02-16-2012 12:14 PM

netting fast fish
done!! 20 min. two nets and I had to remove the driftwood......Now, everyone in the tank looks like this :shock:.:shock: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.

Maxillius 02-16-2012 01:06 PM

nice to hear you got him! the fish will recover fast you will see!

kelben 02-16-2012 01:37 PM

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.... :twisted: ..... lol

Tazman 02-16-2012 01:56 PM

:thumbsup: for you catching him

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

:frustrated: - reaction of algae eater now he has to find something else to torment.

kelben 02-16-2012 02:01 PM

hahaha, exactly


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