need help to catch convict tang without dismantling my tank

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  1. warrmich

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    hey guys...any suggestions....i need to remove 2 convict tangs from my tank without having to dismantle the tank...tried the coke bottle fish trap thing and no luck.....please help, they are causing havoc chasing each other. At the same time, wouldn't mind taking out the Blackburn butterfly too.
     
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    Use a fish trap or catch when lights out, use eggcrate to section off
     
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    thanks but I tried when the lights are off but they hide under the rocks. I have also tried the coke bottle fish trap. Any other suggestions?
     
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    See if anyone has a proper fish trap
     
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    Did you try a mirror with your trap? If they are aggressive with eachother they might go into the trap to attack their reflection.
     
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    thanks bud....never thought of that. Will try that now
     
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    If you have big piece of glass that stretches from the substrate to the surface dig it in parallel to the front pane of glass in the morning, give them time to get used to it. In the evening feed them in between the two pieces of glass then just net them. I've used this method a couple times and it works pretty well.
     
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    Did the mirror work sounds like a plan
     
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    nope...he came close but nothing....left the trap in today....lets see
     
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    I've caught many fish using a small fishing hook . The ones made for fly fishing are sharpest and sometimes available in barbless varieties. If not you can crush the barb with needle nose pliers. Have a wet towel (and pair of tweezers, forceps ) ready to lay your fish on when you need to remove the hook.
     
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    I use extra large nets, the normal green square nets.. One to block off a path of escape and one to catch. either way he is going to end up in one of the nets.
     
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    I had some super fine gill net that you literally cant see in the water, its more gets caught on their fins and dorsal then the done, Just keep some scissors handy to cut it of.

    Ill check if i have any left!
     
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    @NO3 thanks bud that will help.
     
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