Catching problem fish

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  1. David Victor

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    Hello everybody, i am looking for advice on how to catch three fish out of my tank. one tomato clown, brown surgeon and pajama tank? I cannot do anything inside of my tank because the tomato clown bites so hard he draws blood. We cannot just net them because the hide in the reef. Please give advice on fish traps and any other methods to catch these fish. Thank you
    Mike Victor
     
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    What always helps for me to catch fish is to wait an hour or so after lights out until the fish are sleeping. Then go with a flashligh, locate the fish and net them as quick as possible. They are so drowsy they won't be able to move or react fast.
     
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    I also found that method to work well... Caught damsels like that before....
     
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    Jees your clown sounds hectic dude :eek:

    I have the same problem with my Mandarin. I wanted to remove him for fear that he was not getting enough to eat. He is 6 months down the line still surviving but the hardest thing I have ever tried to catch in my life :blush:
     
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    I divided my display with a glass pane into 2.
    Then I only have one side to remove the rocks. Just ensure that the culprit cannot escape.
     
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    Found a glass / perspects / coke bottle with a mirror inside facing the door. Fish go nuts to be able to have a go at them self in the mirror.
     
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    Haha good idea man
     
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