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>Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 01:38:35 +0900
>To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>From: "St John's College ( Senior Library)" <stjohns at taunet_net.au>
>Subject: Catching Kribs
>Message-ID: <1340643211-21349545 at taunet_net.au>
>In reply to Carlos Re: catching kribensis.
>>Has anyone figured out how to catch kribs consistently in a heavily-planted
>>tank? They've lightning fast and are too suspicious for the food-in-the-net
>>trick (but now I can catch SAEs and Rummy-nosed tetras at will). They've
>>learned to hide behind my delicate plants and the two-net trick does NOT
>>when you don't have room to maneuver either net. They also don't run to
>>in their spawning pots...too smart to be cornered that easily.
>>I've thought of setting up a baited trap-cage, but I'd catch the SAEs and
>>eat all the food or wreck the cage (they thrash hard when trapped). It's
>>that I'm not trying to catch zebra danios...they jump into any net they
>>I'm starting to take it personally.
>A friend of mine had a 6 ft tank with a pair of kribs. He went off to
>then left his younger brother in charge. His Brother had tremendous success
>breeding them. At one point he had 4 breeding pairs and a total of 30-40
>fully grown fish plus babies. It took two of us to catch them. We also used
>a *very large* net. One of us would hold the net and chase the fish with a
>smaller net. It was easier to catch the fish when all the rocks and other
>structures were in place as we could corner them. But the key to it was
>patience.And removing the plants (indonesian fern in this case), perhaps a
>different tank should hold the delicate plants and use more robust plants
>with the kribs.