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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help catching fish!!

I am struggling so much to catch some of my fish. I have a planted 55 so I can't be very crazy in there. Does anyone know a good way to catch fish?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 09:54 PM
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Use two nets, chasing the fish with the smaller net into the bigger net.
Or if you're not in a big hurry you can use a two liter soda bottle fish trap.
I have had successes using one hand or a small net to steer a fish into the bottle trap.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 10:04 PM
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I agree with using two nets. Also, it helps to leave the nets in there for a little bit before trying to catch the fish so that they're not seen as invaders.
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I ha this trouble with a juvie convict, he loves to eat so after 10 or 15 min of no luck I put a few sinking pellets in the net and rested it on a rock, I had him netted in the first 2 min of trying this with much less stress on him

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2014, 01:10 AM
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If you have any sort of clear tupperware or similar (or an acrylic box, etc), that you can use as the "catching" vessel, that works even better. They don't see it coming and sometimes nets can be rough on fish. Or leaving the container submerged and chasing them into it with a net works well too.
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