View Full Version : Netting Corys
02-05-2011, 10:22 AM
So I have hardly ever had a reason to net my corys in the past and I will be moving them to another tank on monday. Everytime that I have netted them, its always been a nightmare as they stick up their spines and end up getting stuck in the net. How do I go about doing this so no one gets hurt?
02-05-2011, 10:27 AM
Mine must be used to it, they dont stick in the net at all.
Maybe a fish trap? S plastic soft drink bottle with the top cut off and inserted backwards into the base part, cheap and often effective
02-05-2011, 10:29 AM
Ill give that a shot. Every time ive done it in the past its been a issue so im super nervous about it!!
02-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Yeah fish traps are good.I Use a bottle or cup( detected to fish) and a net in the other hand and slowly get the Cory to go in the cup. When he/she gets in the cup I would pull it out of the tank. I do this for every fish. I think nets are too stressful.
...don't laugh...and while I haven't used this for cories...I do use it for fish-catching...
...a deep, plastic, slotted spoon. You have to be careful...but I find it works well.
02-05-2011, 02:22 PM
For netting fish with barbels, you want a tight weave mesh.
02-05-2011, 02:46 PM
I have a very fine mesh that I use, but they still get attached. I think ill go with the plastic strainer and try that, I dont want to risk injuring them...
02-05-2011, 03:21 PM
I have this nets with the fine mesh for brine shrimp in two sizes, which I use for corys or plecos.
02-05-2011, 10:27 PM
wow i've moved my cories at least 3 or 4 times and never had that problem. HOWEVER i do have spotted raphael catfish that pose the same problem and what ive done with them is drained the water down to about two inches that way they can't get over the item that i use, then using a piece of slate that just so happened to be 12 inches in length (12 inches depth of a 55 gallon ) i "CLOSE THEM IN" like a tank divider so that they have minimum amount of room to escape and then i just use a clean (obviously) tupperware container to catch them in and transport to a different tank, bucket etc.
works great every time, obviously you don't need slate but something long enough for the depth of your tank and taller than the water line after being dropped to two or so inches.
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