Yellowtail cleaner wrasse

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  1. Kalvyn

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    Hi all. I was at a LFS and was looking for a cleaner wrasse and some other fish. I made myself very clear that everything must be reef safe. He said I must take the yellowtail. 2 weeks later and I am seriosly looking to get this guy out of my tank. It is nipping bad at my corals. 2 are almost dead and have a couple that will follow. Help. How can I catch him?
     
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    Aggg no man, try the inverted bottle idea, worked a treat for me trying to remove some blue devils. Give me a call if you want more info.
     
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    Dahm thats not cool, hope you catch him out before it gets worse
     
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    Eish! I always take a book with me when buying any new LS, I get stared at, but I rather be safe than sorry. SORRY BUD! :( I use the torch method, if he doesn't hide (and he probable does, when the lighta go out) shine a torch into his eyes and scoop him up from behind, sounds kooky but works wonders with me!
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys. Will try them. More tips or idees are welcome. Carlos what book do you have? This might be the way to go in future.
     
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    I mostly use Marine fishes by Scott W. Michael (Marine Fishes, Scott W. Michael, Books - kalahari.com ). Also, don't be afraid to ask LFS for what they use, if I happen to go out without my books and see something I like, I always ask them to show me their literature, this way we both educate ourselves.
     
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    Now this fishtrap seems something I must try a DIY job as soon as possible.
     
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