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    how to catch a god dam damsel..

    i had semi aggressive fish in my reef tank and started selling them off to make peacefull tank.. anyhow..

    the only fish i never caught was a damsel and cardinal.. who lives in there.. i recently purchased a wrasse.. and the damsel is going nuts on him.. chasing him all over the 4' tank..

    i have to pop bottle in the tank but he or any of this fish arn't buying it.. only the cleaner shrim go in.. anything special i have to do?

    i wonder if i can fish im out with minnow hooks??

    any help would be great.. and no i can't pull all the 120# of rock full of corals..

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    remove all the contents of the tank and net the sob..it's the only thing that worked for me.

    I even tried the minnow hooks..no deal.
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    nope i would rather sell off the complete setup.. then tear it down and put it back together..

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    I feel for you but if you're not ready to tear the tank down (or close to it) and if the trap doesn't work, you have two choices: learn to live with him or find a buyer.

    I've had to do this 2x and the last time it took me close to 3hrs with a helper.

    This is why people hate damsels.

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    he was very peaceful before lol..

    anyhow i will sell the wrasse.. if this is the case.. and turn the tank into a damsel only reef..

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    This is why I NEVER put any Dam Damsels in my tanks. Mind you Chromis aren't much easier to catch.
    Good luck with it fishermen
    Rob

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    did you try one of those fish traps. You might catch the shrimp a couple of times but it's better than selling one of your fish that you want and keeping "satins play toy":madder: :devil2:
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    but chromis are not nearly as aggeassive as Lucifer himself!!!
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    This is true Mike and because they are easier to get along with one usually dose not have to remove them.... thank God
    Rob

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    i will try trap for a while.. and maybe once he pecks at the wrasse for a bit he will feel like a king a leave him alone.. just like he leaves the cardinal alone..

    any suggestions on were to place trap and such.. i was thinking of starving tank for a few days.. then adding food to trap (pop bottle)

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