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Catch cory cats an other bottom feeders

Does anyone out there have any tricks to catch these fish post here an if u can show pics of your progress. It has to be something that works every time BTW I do have a fully planted tank much like a Dutch aqua scape?
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It always takes me a few days because I do only a few at a time. I don't feed them for one or two days but I have an extra large
net(whatever you can fit on the bottom somewhere in there) and I leave it for those days that I don't feed.
I then raise the net and put the food in it and then put it back on the bottom with it in my hand. I usually wait for the next day
before doing it again but I left a little food in it when I put it back.
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Yes I cought my corey and some glass shrimp and my pleco all in 15 min. Take a small water bottle remove cap cut bottle in half place favorate food in bottom half invert top slide togeather and place on bottom sonner or latter they will go in for the food and have a very hard time getting out.

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Can't really do a net do to the tank being fully planted. When I catch all the fish an do the rescape I will have a bunch of plants to sell, do have a bunch now.
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Can't really do a net do to the tank being fully planted. When I catch all the fish an do the rescape I will have a bunch of plants to sell, do have a bunch now.
What kind of plants are we talking here ? Actually I'm probably full right now but thinking about replacing some D/Subs as they get too high for my ten G tank.
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What kind of plants are we talking here ? Actually I'm probably full right now but thinking about replacing some D/Subs as they get too high for my ten G tank.
D/subs ?? Anyway anything I got are to long or will get too long for a 10gallon besides the hygro corymbosa compact.
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D/subs ?? Anyway anything I got are to long or will get too long for a 10gallon besides the hygro corymbosa compact.
Dwarf Sagittaria:Sagittaria Subulata
But oh well just thought I'd ask as always looking...thanks...
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Dwarf Sagittaria:Sagittaria Subulata
But oh well just thought I'd ask as always looking...thanks...
Yea I got Carolina bacopa,rotala colorata, myrio mat, apongeton crispus, crypt balansae, some plant that's like amazon sword but way smaller and it sends off runners like the swords, dwarf ricca, duckweed, amazon frogbit, mosses, java ferns. The long plants u can trim an try n keep under control but you'll be at it a lot. These are the plants I have to doge in my 70 to catch my fish.
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Clear specimen cups have always done the trick for me when it comes to hard-to-catch fish. Place the container on its side on the bottom of the tank, and use your hand to "herd" /direct the fish into the container. Quickly pull the container up and out of the water when the fish has entered the container. No net needed. It requires some patience and practice, but in heavily planted tanks, it is usually a lot either than the traditional netting method.

I frequently utilized this method with plecos and other catfish when i worked at a LFS because their fins would always get caught in nets. Works very well with tetras too.
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