Uncatchable fish, lets zap em . . .

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Stressed Eric, 10 Jul 2009.

  1. Stressed Eric

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    Catching wiley fish in a established tank seems a common problem, does anyone know whether the use of electrical impulses has been looked at before, I've seen it being used in small fresh water dams to do a fish count, probes are put into the water, a small voltage passed through them, and bloeps up pop's any fish in the area . . . I'm sure it stresses them a bit but of the dozens of bass i saw floating around all recovered. Possibly something on a smaller scale for marine's would work ?
     
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    :lol:It seems cruel at first, but it's thinking out of the box that's gonna provide a solution. Keeping an oversized fish in too small a system is also cruel over the long term.
     
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    Boet RUN for your life.
     
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    Ive seen fish traps that you put on the inside of the front pane of glass. They look like small fish tanks. Probably 10cm deep by 20cm high and 20cm long. the one side has a door the rotates closed. Idea is to get your fish to swim along the front of the glass and into the trap and you close the door. Removong the trap you rotate the trap 90 degrees and the fish is in a small tank ready for removal.
     
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    Eish thats just wrong man :nono:....why dont we just start using small sticks of dynamite then
     
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    We use this method with trout and bass, but then again we EAT those! These are our babies
     
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    Geez that is so wrong...
     
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    Lol, ok, here's hoping Cripsin's aim is out ..... tank view after zapping ....

    [​IMG]
     
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    LOL Mark! You playing a "DANGEROUS game"! ;) Funny man!
     
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    interesting, think it should be investigated before shooting someone down. I'm not saying I agree with this but look into it, how does it actually "neutralise" the fish? who knows it could be less cruel/stressfull than chasing a fish around for hours, and stressing all the other fish to?

    Does anyone actually know how this works, besides just saying "it shocks them"?
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    "In order to be old and wise you must first be young and stupid and not get killed by Crispin :75: "
     
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    Dude are you smoking some Durban poison or what??:)
     
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    My question is - what about all the invertebrates, worms, pods, the corals and even the bacteria? How would it affect them?
     
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    The best way to test this is to put Stressed Eric and lIghty in a bath tub filled with salt water and gooi 220 volt in there. After we see them popping up to the surface we can ask them how it felt.

    Sorry but I don't think it's the way to go, there are lads of other ways to catch problem fish out of your tank.
     
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    I can only imagine it being the same as being zapped by a cattle prod. I'm sure you won't like it?
     
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    Thats my point Tobes, no actually knows about it, so how can we comment on it.

    ONCE AGAIN, I DONT CONDONE THIS,BUT LETS DO OUR HOMEWORK FIRST.

    & btw, what about when they use electric impulses on someones brain for medical reasons?

    @ Boendoe, i've been shocked more times than i care to remember, but then again it probably explains a few things.. LOL
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    Where the hell did I put my spear gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????? Geesh stressed eric, that's just wrong!:nono:
     
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    Eish, chill people, I'm thinking out of the box ! That's otherwise known as innovation. I'd imagine the stress of chasing a poor tang around a tank for a week with a net to be something we need to change, lets face it, how many posts are there asking for advice on how to catch fish ? Crispin, put that gun down now . . . .
     
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