An old timer’s suggestion.

Discussion in 'Tips and Techniques' started by florida joe, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    At one time or another we all experience the frustration of trying to catch a fish and remove it from our tank. What I have done is divide my tank into four equal spaces. I position my rock-work so that I can place pieces of egg crate cut to size in to my tank. I how have a tank that is ¼ the size I need to catch the fish. Worst case scenario I remove all the rock from whatever area I now have the fish trapped in
  2. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    That is a good idea, but you may well have to be willing to sacrifice your vision of the aquascape. Also, probably only good for larger tanks.
  3. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    Beth i only put the egg create in if and when i have to get a fish out. i just leave enough room between the rock work to get it in place once the fish is out i remover the egg create and the tank is back to normal as far as esthetics And yes it is most beneficial for larger tanks
  4. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    And bigger fish.
  5. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    It actually works great for smaller fish such as six-line as well or a damsel that is causing mayhem in your tank
  6. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    I knew that. Some hobbyist, specially with smaller tanks, go for the wall of rock. Its better to space things out. Something for others to consider if this method is used. Islands of rockwork look better imo.
  7. one-fish

    one-fish Active Member

    Thanks from this old timer....Gave up trying to catch a fish was doing more damage then good. I can definitely do this if needed....Thx
  8. florida joe

    florida joe Well-Known Member

    It helps if you slowly set up your tank over time with the space needed for the dividers then there is not so much disruption when you need them placed in your tank
  9. 2quills

    2quills Administrator Staff Member

    Your timing is impeccable. I have a small 6-line that I need to donate back to my LFS and have been wondering how I'm going to catch him.

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