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SAE-never again.

Don't let them get the best of you. ;->
I discovered by accident an easy way to catch then when all I could find one
day was a blue colored net. Using blue net I have even caught the "big,
fast" guys in heavily planted bow front tanks. I use large nets, one green
and other blue. I gently herd them with the green and they will go into the
blue net with no distress. They act like they don't see the blue and can be
easily lifted out of tank.
Good luck
> Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 14:42:34 -0800
> From: "Rachel Sandage" <rachelsor at hotmail_com>
> Subject: SAE - never again.
> I had 4 SAE that were destroying my Rotalla wallichi and mayaca, so I have
> been trying to get them out. I tried catching them in the middle of the
> night, using a soda bottle to form a trap, using a soda bottle as a
> net...well, nothing worked. So yesterday I finally drained the tank down to
> about 1/2" of water, pulled out the huge chunk of driftwood, and removed
> about 1/2 the plants. I was able to catch 3 of the 4 fairly easily, but it
> took about 10 minutes to find and catch the fourth - I still don't know
> where it was hiding. The tank looks awful and I lost some plants, at least
> one shrimp, and at least 1 fish in the process, but at leats those awful
> fish are gone. SAE = Stay Away Eternally, as far as I'm concerned.