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    Catching fish

    I'm trying to catch my yellowtail damsel to treat it for infection, but am not having any luck. Any suggestions?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Take all the rocks out and leave about 2-3 inchs of water, or use a fish trap of some sorts. This is the only way I could do it.

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    fish traps are good and are alot less stressfull on your fish.
    Harley could possibly make you one, Pm him.
    you could also DIY one if you wanted. but his works great.

    you just have to leave it in the tank for a few days, put some food in it, and they will go in it to feed, once they do, simply close the door. voila.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    That's what I had to do today getting the 'yellow chromis' out of my 20g at work. Removed several peices of rock (all but 2 pieces if I remember correctly) so it wouldn't have anywhere to hide.
    It's a pain....
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    take a plastic bottle, dasani water bottle, whatever. the smaller the mouth the better, because your damn-sel will fit in but nothing else(unless all yur fish are small. cut the top and invert the top. use a few plastic zip ties to keep together. tie a string or fishing line to top. add a chunk of food inside the trap. dont feed tank for a day. place trap at bottom of tank. wait for the little S.O.B to enter the trap. pull string. viola. its not as easy as it sounds, might be hours before he enters. hth

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    Sounds like a plan, what might be the best food to lure a damsel with? Shrimp?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    id say cocktail shrimp because if you use brine, itll melt and just float out of the bottle. a big chunk so he could smell it.

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    Alright well It's gonna be the 2 litre bottle trick with a nice peace of perch for now (no shrimp tonight). I just hope the right one goes threw the hole. I guarantee I'll catch the other two damsels 10 times each before the sick one goes in.

    Too bad I just fed the bastards to try and catch him with a net. Ah well, this hobby seems to be all about waiting, I might as well just get used to it.

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    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Bottle trick wasn't working, so I put a piece of shrimp in a net near the glass and caught him within 30 mins.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    Some times simple is better! Hope he gets well fast!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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