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PostSubject: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:23 am

what is the best way to catch baby BN when your coming to sell them?
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:25 am

i asked the same question on another site. What I ended up doing is put an algae wafer in the tank and wait. once there are a few on it scoop them up. then put the wafer in again and do it all again. Worked for me. I use one of the coarser nets so the sand drops through
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:10 am

depends on how your tank is setup and how large the fry are. When they are small (less than 2cms) i use a 19mm pipe and syphone them out into a net. Once the get bigger than that it become too rough on them and they get clever enough to suck onto the inside of the hose...cheeky cheeky!

I have my grow out tank such that i can quicky remove all the internal stuff and then chase them with a net. If they are in a tank with plants or immovalbe objects then i like the twin net approach, smash one into the gravel then use the others to chase them into it.

Or if you have a bit more time, the old lobster pot trap works well.

what ever way you go...you may find that you end up saying some rather colourful words and its not wise to have children around at this time as these words as well as projectile fish nets and other tank equipment can cause major injuries.

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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:57 am

try using a plastic bottle with food inside depending on size of fish colin.
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:45 am

I do like Stannyblade except I set the net in the tank with the food in it already.
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:58 pm

Bwompus wrote:
I do like Stannyblade except I set the net in the tank with the food in it already.

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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:03 pm

I have my moments.. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:13 pm

When I transfer mine over to my other tank, the babies are still relatively small i just leave a little medicine cup next to the tank and when i see them on the glass just put the cup over it and slide the cup up to the top. I have used an open jam jar with cucumber in it as well.
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:48 pm

i find the best way if their a good size to remove everything from the tank and use two netts. working youre way from each side to the middle only takes a few goes and their all out.
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PostSubject: Re: best way to catch BN..   Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:14 am

If heavyly planted first remove enought plants to get the net in.
Than drop a wafer or vegetable of choice wait ten- 20 secs start scooping out the right sized fish.
I only do this for half an hour so not to stress the fish out.
I useally get between 20-40 fish in this time if after adults this is harder.
Males can be grabed in cave if you go down slow and place fingers over entrance and pull up and place into bag or other tank.
Females will need to be catch with a larger net with more patience if that doesn't work remove all driftwood as most of the females will be around or in the wood.
If all else fails remove as many things as possible and play chasey around the tank.
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PostSubject: catching frys   Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:31 am

I have fry saver that i put dad and eggs in while in the log then about 2 weeks i take dad out but the excape artist get caught with the net and a wafer with agreed lots of unplesant words and a 14mth old waving his net laughting at me
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PostSubject: gotta admit jam jar and cucumber sounds good to me...lol...   Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:29 pm

mentioning jam jar... just had a thought....a cockel jar is smaller and about the same width...

and you could put the algae wafer or cucumber in that... :P
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