THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO CATCH FISH
- Place the net in the tank and move it slowly around without disturbing your fish to get them used to it being there for a minute or two – when the fish you want approaches the net, simply scoop him up slowly and remove him from the tanks.
- Try placing some sinking pellets or a wafer in the net and hold it in the middle of the tank – when the fish you want comes to eat the food, maneuver the net gently so he can swim into it to get the food then lift him out of the tank.
- Use the net to herd your fish into a corner and try to trap him against the wall of the tank or against a tank decoration – if you can’t get him on the first or second try, wait a little bit for him to calm down before trying again or move on to another method.
- If you are also performing a water change when you need to remove a fish, wait until the water level in the tank is lowered so your fish don’t have as many options to escape the net – they can still swim around it but they are unlikely to jump over it.
- Take two nets and place one in the tank and use the second net to herd the fish you want into the other net – choose a net with coarse mesh because it moves faster through the water, giving you the maneuverability you need.
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