How on earth do you get a damsel out the tank?

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Hi Guys,

So my gold belly damsel has gotten a lot bigger and now at the point of digging the whole sand bed up, aggressive to everything else in there and a right pain in the arse. So I made the decision to remove him, but it has now been 5 days and for love nor money can I catch him?

I am at wits end, I tried the inverted Soda bottle trick I saw on youtube, but the only things that caught was the Gamma, the clowns and the cleaner shrimp who also went in there. I feel like I have met my arch nemesis with this bastard damsel... he seems to outsmart me at every move and then continue to wreck the tank... I recall putting a post last year about him, everyone said they are problem fish - infact the new guy at the local LFS said they are only good for playing tennis with outside the wild - well now I am experienced in what everyone told me.

Is there any other things I could try to remove him?

Cheers
Luke!

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Reply #1

line hook and a maggot!!!

jokes aside, sneak up on it when the lights are out

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Got him!!! He is now back with the LFS, I had to dismantle the whole aquascape and rebuild - although now he has gone I feel really bad... bizarre.


Does anyone have any tips on what is compatible with two clowns and a royal gamma?


Cheers!
Luke





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Reply #3

cardinals? wrasse (make sure you have a lid) dwarf angel (depending on tank size) could get shrimp :)

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Reply #4

Good choices there.

Pistol shrimp and goby pair are always popular

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Cheers all!

I think I need to buy a new tank because more than anything I'd love a Mandarin - but I know they ain't hopeful in a tank of 100 litres

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