Fish traps

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  1. 459b

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    I need to somehow catch my pair of devils damsels out my tank. They are breeding and keep chasing my other fish and kicking sand onto my corals.
    I have tried using a net but they dissappear into my rockwork.
    The coke bottle trap also has not worked..all i end up with is a trap full of shrimp.

    I came across this trap and would like to know if anyone has used it before.

    http://www.aquariumlife.net/projects/diy-aquarium-tools/61.asp

    Are there any tricks that you may have used to catch fish?
     
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    sometimes fish traps dont work too well with all fish,i ended up removing most of my rock to catch a damn shrimp.but the clowns on the other hand was much easier and the bottle trick worked
     
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    Ive tried a few methods already. Arms, patience and a net is the best option
     
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    Im also removing a maroon clown. Catching that took a whole thirty seconds. I put some food in a net and the dumb fish swam right in.

    starting to run out of that very quickly with these fish.
     
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    I used a combination of the coke bottle trap and the one in the link. I had to catch my Jumping Bean angel, but as soos as I get close to the tank, he would shoot out.(hole must have been too big)

    I then tied a rope to the open end and used my magnet cleaners to hold up a black rubbish bin bag in front of the glass so he couldn't see me. I left a small gap at the bottom so I could see when he was in the trap. As soon as he went inside I pull the string, lifting the trap. It took about 20mins and I had him.
     
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    fishing rod ;)
     
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    Good advice JD167, i will try that.

    or borrow a lionfish
     
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    David whats the plan with the damsels and maroon clown? dude catching damsels is always a mission
     
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    The three fish are very aggressive and keep knocking over my corals.
    Once/if caught i will move them to one of my other tanks that doesnt have any corals.
     
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    Mine the same but the damsels nest is hatching in a day so Im gonna try and raise a few, have everything I need exept some luck
     
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    mine have layed eggs a few times but i have so many other critters in the tank that the eggs only last a few hours before being eaten.
     
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    Same here they have been laying for months but I never saw the nest now I suspect the Undulated Trigger has taken over their nest and caught the fem laying eggs on a piece of rock on Monday morning. I have been able to see when she has eggs but never found the nest. About 5 months ago I had aprox 200 fry in the corner of the tank when the lights went on but in 2 min there were 0 left
     
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    try 2 pieces of glass panes. Just halve the tank. They cannot see the glass in the water and end up swimming into it. That worked on my damsels.
     
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