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Tried everything...maybe not

What's the best way to catch feeder guppies, in a fully planted tank?
And I don't want to pull all my plants.
Please help, and thanks,

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Over fert they float right up lol! Idk to be honest
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Over fert they float right up lol! Idk to be honest
c'mon man!
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Introduce a predator. Leopard ctenopoma are my favorite.
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Introduce a predator. Leopard ctenopoma are my favorite.
Holy crap! Are they going to kill all my other fish?
I just researched them, they are predators!
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Pop bottle fish trap. It's been discussed here before if you google it. I'm on my mobile otherwise I'd post a link.
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arrowanas work well
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Pop bottle fish trap. It's been discussed here before if you google it. I'm on my mobile otherwise I'd post a link.
Great idea, but you got to know I have other fish in this tank. I don't want to catch other fish and stress them out, and maybe kill them.

Thanks for your great idea,

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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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How to catch wild guppy feeder fish exotic mosquito fish guppies eastern gambusia - YouTube

actually idk... maybe starve them and use the method shown in the video?
Awesome, but I have a fully planted tank. I don't have the open space like that.
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Have you tried using your bare hands? Nets are a pain. I pretty much only use them for corralling.
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as long as you're somewhat paying attention and checking every so often...the soda bottle trick is going to be your best bet. Yes, you will catch other fish, No, they wont stress out and die. Just dont leave them for hours.
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Mine all float up to the top at lights out. Have a small shrimp net and I caught at least half of them no problem

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Guppies are one of the first fish to come up for food when its feeding time! Feed them and net em at the surface?
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wow nice video, amazing catches..
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