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Old 03-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #16
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use two fish nets and try to herd them...
LOL herding cats.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #17
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Lower the tank water helps. But it is best to move as much of the stuff you can out of the way. the faster you catch them the less stressed the fish will be.

Just get bigger fish. Large fish are SO easy to catch.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #18
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I killed about a hundred cherry shrimp using bottle trap.
I left it in the tank over night and not enough oxygen in the bottle.
A few were alive inside the bottle, but most were dead.
Lowering the water level,and large net help's, but some plant damage is likely.
Could increase CO2 and maybe slow em down some.

Why is it time to remove the cory's?
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
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I use tank dividers and then gerrymander the tank into a bunch of small sections. When I move fish what I do is drain the water to about 4-6" then take needlepoint mesh and just arrange it all around the tank so that all the fish are compartmentalized then start netting. Some plants will get torn up...it's inevitable.
Funny use of the word gerrymander!

I also vote for the plastic bottle trap. If tons of other fish get trapped, that is still easier to deal with than chasing them for hours with nets!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #20
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Why is it time to remove the cory's?
I was planning on changing out 2 peppered for 2 more Pandas to get me a total of 5 and a Davidsandi, Yesterday was the day i planned on getting to my LFS, thats why i said that
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i will warn you recently i tried to do the net thing and the dumb fish jumped out of the tank. if they really don't want to be caught - they would rather jump!

in fact i went to catch one yesterday and my otto, whom just went in that morning and was EASY to catch in my isolation tank as he just hung on the wall and allowed me to scoop him up, FREAKED OUT and almost jumped out - i was no where near him! i guess he likes his forever home (no so much his isolation tank) and had no intention of leaving.

i'd go the bottle way. might take a few days but worth it.

i scoop my betta out with a cup and food (but betta are ALWAYS hungry and he HATES nets. will do the bottle method from now on for all my fish.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:13 AM   #22
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I have tried double netting two chinese algea eaters i cant catch these fish. I only try for a few minutes, so I dont stress others out in the tank. After giving up they get right in front of the glass and swim up and down in triumph.

I haven't tried the bottle method, but will soon and hopefully win this war!!!

Good Luck catching yours
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I must have the dumbest fish and shrimp out there, because they literally swim right into the net when I have it in there!! haha. Usually takes me about 10-15 minutes. I just slowly put the net in the tank (away from the fugitive(s)) and stay still for a minute or two. The curiosity kills them! They start to come over to investigate and usually get close enough for me to scoop them up. Done!
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I'm already starting to like this thread. Sort of interested in hearing everyones funky methods and funny storys about catching their fish now
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It would be even more amusing if we posted videos!
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