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Unread 12/17/2015, 10:15 PM   #76
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Yeah or a soda bottle
I used it for my six line

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Unread 05/16/2016, 07:25 AM   #77
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I used bottle trap to catch many of damsel fishes and dottyback, it works every time when I want

I just may not feeding my fish for a day and then put the food inside the bottle

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Current Tank Info: 75g Reef tank, 30g sump, Radion G3 pro 30x lights, 20 KG live rocks, Tank setup date : 1-Aug-2019
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Unread 05/27/2016, 05:22 PM   #78
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My only fish experience is aquaria, not an outdoor type at all.
I had been trying to get a Clarkii out of my reef since Christmas.
Net: Nope. Missed him on the first try, never got a second chance.
2 Liter trap: Had him once, but he jumped out of the opening on the way up. Never went near it again.
Hook, Line & Sinker: The nice folks at Bass Pro got a me #24 fly hook, a couple feet of line and a sinker for about $5. Added a small piece of shrimp and had him out in less than a minute.

I don't advocate this as a preferred method, but it beats ripping a tank apart.

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Unread 07/03/2016, 10:15 AM   #79
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I hate being outsmarted by a fish. Skunk clown required night-time stealth operational tactics!

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Unread 08/11/2016, 12:19 PM   #80
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I can vouch for the "lights" trick.
First thing in the morning, before the sun has come up, turn your lights on full blast and you can practically reach in with your hand and take out any fish you want.
As long as they are out of the rocks it's easy pickings!
And you have at least 5 minutes to find them. I have been surprised at how long they stay fairly disoriented.


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Unread 09/09/2016, 10:12 AM   #81
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I have 2 clowns living in my overflow. I have a royal gramma living in my sump. Cant get to any of them due to spatial constraints.

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Current Tank Info: 240 gal Fish-Only, 13-gal w/ clowns
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Unread 01/02/2017, 04:48 PM   #82
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Had to tear my rockwork apart and use egg crate to split my 90G all for the last fish a BG Chromis that had a turbocharged tailfin. I tried multiple traps and baiting feeding and soad bottles... Finally went fallow 1 week ago only 10 more weks to go to get rid of a persistent Ich problem. 6 fish now in QT and doing great. Still trying to get my RBTA off the bootom of one piece of LR so I can put it all back together. She dig in pretty deep and I dont want to strees or damage her.

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Unread 11/01/2017, 07:02 PM   #83
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Unread 12/07/2017, 04:35 AM   #84
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Sixline wrasse is pretty sharp and speedy. One of the hardest. My sixline was beating up on my new mystery wrasse, so I placed a suction trap and the mystery went in to hide. sixline couldnt resist went to the trap and caught.
For fish that dont hide in the rocks at night try this - wait until midnight, grab a reasonably bright torch, surprise the fish with torchlight and go in quick with a net. you might only get one chance but it works

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Unread 07/22/2021, 12:45 AM   #85
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A simple trick to catch fish, and dont wanna to disamble all the rock, what i do so far is drain the water completely, but this can be done when one have a container large enough to tackle the water from the tank, my DT only around 290 lt, so it t not too much water to drain. Just move some spot to let water settle in like in the low tide and most fish will try to fill the small pond.

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