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  1. Default Sucking fish out with siphon


    0 Not allowed!
    I have 2 Pentazona barbs in my tank which I need to remove, I want to put them in my parents tank as a) they need more friends and my parents already have some, and b) my Apistogramma hates them for some reason and chases them everytime he sees them.

    I have tried catching them with a net, no luck. I tried 2 nets, no luck. I have a planted tank and they just hide at the back so I have no way to get to them. I even tried blacking the tank out for an hour then going after them but they still managed to avoid the nets.

    So I was thinking couldn't I just suck them out with a pipe? I accidentally sucked out one of my dwarf frogs and an oto catfish whilst cleaning the substrate and it did them no harm, surely it would be far less stressful then chasing them round with a net? All i'd need is a piece of pipe wide enough.

    Thoughts?


    27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.

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    1 Not allowed!
    if you can't catch them with a net, I don't see how you're going to get close to them with a siphon either...do you have a big net? Usually with the tough ones I herd them into the big net by pushing them with the smaller one.

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    0 Not allowed!
    sometimes you have to use multiple nets to kind of chase them with one into another one.
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    0 Not allowed!
    I think my parents have a bigger net but its been used outside for their pond so would need a good clean. I could always buy a new one...

    The thing is I have sand substrate and use a regular pipe to suck up dirt so the fish are used to seeing a pipe in the water, so maybe they wouldn't be so inclined to run away from it.


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    0 Not allowed!
    I would NOT use a siphon as I'd be worried about damage to the fish body with that method.

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    1 Not allowed!
    I agree about using a bigger net...and fish are much easier to catch with a lower water level, like during a PWC...less water column for them to escape the net
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    0 Not allowed!
    Hmm, well... we use a siphon to catch small fish from my daughters tank to transfer them over to my tanks. This is how I got my brichardi.
    If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
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    0 Not allowed!
    I do that to catch guppy fry and it's never hurt them, but they are very small little fish. Same problem - lots of plants and no net space. Never tried on a bigger fish, would be worried about their fins, but I suppose a BIG hose would do it.

    Alternatively, why not pop the net in for an hour around feeding time every day and habituate the barbs, then hopefully you can just scoop them out. Probably a bit safer for them!
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    0 Not allowed!
    good idea what slaphappy7 said
    ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.

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    0 Not allowed!
    You can use a siphon to move fish but there is allways risk that they get stuck in the siphon. That happened to a rose barb when I accidentally sucked it into the siphon. I was able to get it out but it was about half its original body height. It did survive and lived happily for many years after this but it never regained its original higher body form.
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