Ebli Angel from Hell

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    I've had this ebli angel for around a 18 months and I really hate this fish. It nips at all my corals and although there are a lot to choose from, it is starting to do some serious damage to my sps. I've tried catching it a million time but nothing short of taking all my rocks out the tank is going to work. I'm tempted to build a mini spear gun to catch this fish. Before I do this does anyone have some cool ideas to catch this fish.
     
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    Put his favourite coral inside a catch box as bait.
    Might lure him into the box
     
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    Please please pass him my way when u do catch him really on my want list
     
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    :lol: Sorry but that was funny.

    A catch box is probably going to be your best bet, but I've tried it and every damn fish went in there except for the one I wanted. Also try putting a mirror up against the glass and see if he trys to attack it, if he does then you can put the mirror in the catch box and that might lure him in.
     
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    yeah I was about to say, I always thought these fish were quite cool. Sorry yours is giving you so much grief. How big is your tank?

    Calfo has the best method of catching fish but it only really works on small tanks.. it basically involves draining the water out the tank, scoop teh fish and pump the water back in.. it takes a few min so corals are not effected, but like i said, only really works on tanks 200l or so.
     
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    he really does, i have see his face when he looks at the fish ..... only a mother could love that look !!
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    It doesn't really have a favourite, except my clam, it just eats everything.

    If I don't catch it the normal way, it isn't coming out alive.

    Tried the mirror thing but my purple tang goes crazy and chases every fish away from its reflection.

    Not going to drain 550L just to catch this idiot, I would rather spear it.
     
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    Eish, Beware the spear cos it might do more damage to other things in the tank. other option is a reallly small hook with light line and some food(in his case coral) to catch him that way
     
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    It is the mother of all evil. I think it should get the death penalty, it totally annihilated 6 brightly coloured acro frags, I think for doing that it needs to go to the freezer.
     
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    Won't work, my purple tang is a violent eater, guaranteed I'll catch it first. Also don't like the purple tang by the way.
     
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    :lol: I can understand how you feeling, I had a tang that would go berserk whenever I added another fish in the tank, any fish, didn't matter what it was and it would chase it and bite it non-stop, it was mental, it eventually died from an injury, boy was I glad, I could go shopping for fish again.

    Have you tried a catch box?
     
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    My purple tang once ate a chromis that I just added. This thing is mental, the ebli though is evil and cleaver. The second I go near the tank or put anything in the tank it disappears. Haven't tried a catch box but don't really want to waste money on buying one just to catch the ebli.
     
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    now that is crazy
     
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    Spear Gun is built and ready :kangakiller:
     
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    I'll get the fire going, garlic and lemon butter good for you?
     
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    shit bought one yesterday, my goodness what have i done.
     
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    dude. fish have patterns.if you move the net one way it will go another way. work out what is the reaction to the fish moving. you got to be wise bru!
     
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    Manic- I know exactly how you feel. I tried with a wrasse. Could not lure him into a box, nor did the mirror work, neither did a small hook work.And there was no way I was going to drain my tank (about 3000lt I think). It is then when I went for the spear thing. I missed it a Zillion Times over the next couple of days (The spear point tend to go another direction when aiming from above the water. But when you put your goggles on and put your head under the water- Complete different Ballgame)

    No more Wrasse for me, exept a Cleaner and Leaf Wrasse- the others are all related to the Blue Devil Damsel- My way of seeing it:biggrin:
     
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    I built the spear gun out pvc pipe, some cable ties, like 10 elastics and a really sharp wooden skewer. This way I can look through the side of the tank and spear it. I've missed like 20 times now but the ebli angel sees the spear as a threat now and is attacking it, won't be long now.
     
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