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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V5 #377
tomoko schum writes that "catching his clown loaches almost wrecked his tank."
having had to move serveral times in the last few years i came up with a
method of catching fast fish such as mono's, clown loaches ect in my 125 gal
I went to home depot and bought a plastic grid used for air conditioning
units. The grid comes in a piece 36" by 60". the grid holes are 1/2 inch
square. by cutting a piece close to the inside width of the tank I created a
"swinging gate" at one end of the tank. I placed it at an angle with a space
open at one end,herded the fish into the short end then closed the "gate". a
fish impossible to net in a six foot long tank is easily caught in one foot
The only drawback is the fish has to be larger than the holes in the grid.
Smaller fish would need a grid with smaller holes, although my experience is
that it is the bigger, faster fish that are really the problems.
Worked for me!