Re: Catching fish in a plant tank

>From: glen at harlie_pps.com (Glen Osterhout)
>Date: Thu, 23 May 96 11:19:56 EDT
>Subject: Catching fish in a plant tank
>I loaded my 125 gallon tank with juvenile Apistos and Corys that
>I brought back from a collecting trip to Peru last year.  Now 
>they are big enough that the tank is getting overcrowded, and I
>can actually measure nitrates, even with a very heavy planting.
>I know I need to thin the population, but I've never figured out
>a good way to catch fish without totally wrecking the plants in
>the process.  Any advice?

I have had some luck catching some fish at night using a flash light. 
When they're still groggy ;-) and disoriented, you can sneak up behind
them with the net.  It didn't work for some of the faster and more alert
fish though, like my bala sharks.  I still haven't figured out how to get
those out of my tank.