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09-18-2018, 09:04 AM
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I have had a purple tang for a year in my reefer 250 and feel like he should go to a bigger tang and would like to sell him. Problem is I dont want to spend 70 bucks on a fish trap when I am going to sell him for less. Any ideas on how to catch him without taking down the tank? Thanks, Rich
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09-18-2018, 10:50 AM
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Go fishing lol


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I have had a purple tang for a year in my reefer 250 and feel like he should go to a bigger tang and would like to sell him. Problem is I dont want to spend 70 bucks on a fish trap when I am going to sell him for less. Any ideas on how to catch him without taking down the tank? Thanks, Rich
You can make a trap out of eggcrate and zip ties with fishing tackle. I don’t have any pictures of one I made before I bought a trap. Just get creative
 
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09-18-2018, 05:30 PM
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hmmm maybe google it.
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Try borrowing one from a local reefer who has one. Otherwise PaulB has used a fishing hook with the barb cut off if you want to try that route.
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09-20-2018, 09:05 AM
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thanks. I was looking to borrow one from a local reefer but have not found one near by
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09-26-2018, 11:37 PM
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If you can’t get one from someone google soda bottle fish trap. I made one and was able to catch one of my tangs with it. You might have to not feed for a day or 2 before using it and will probably catch some other fish as well
 
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09-27-2018, 05:38 AM
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Try catching it at night. Turn on the lighs 5-6 hours after they go off.
 
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thanks. How big a soda bottle did you use for tangs?
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A regular 2 liter bottle. Cut it in half and then put a ziplock bag around it with a rubber and keeping it in place and make an “x” like cut in the bag so they can get in and harder to get out and then don’t feed for a day or 2 and put their favorite food in it. I used a magnet cleaner inside the bottle to keep the bottle in place. My blue hippo. Sailfin and foxface all wet in. Just takes patience.
 

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