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    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    I'm not familiar with that fish so this may not help. But when my LFS was netting me something - might have been cories - one of them also got stuck in the net. He just let the net rest in the water for a couple of minutes and the fish calmed a bit and got himself out.
    This syno is over a foot long, a bit different than your average cory, lol
    But I do the same with corys I've bought, submerge the net and let them free themselves
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    If you can find a big enough container, could you try to coax the catfish in gently with your hands?

    I'm thinking of how much water that would remove each time and I wonder if you could drain the water from the container after you get your catfish in there. Maybe you have another tank or container ready for him to go into for baths.

    I don't have any experience with fish that large, but that's what I do for my plecos when I have to catch them. I use an unused juice jug with a handle. I think you'd need a pail!

    But good on you for caring so much for your older fish. I hope everything works out ultimately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    If you can find a big enough container, could you try to coax the catfish in gently with your hands?

    I'm thinking of how much water that would remove each time and I wonder if you could drain the water from the container after you get your catfish in there. Maybe you have another tank or container ready for him to go into for baths.

    I don't have any experience with fish that large, but that's what I do for my plecos when I have to catch them. I use an unused juice jug with a handle. I think you'd need a pail!

    But good on you for caring so much for your older fish. I hope everything works out ultimately.
    Yes, I actually did that yesterday & the day before. I picked up a shoebox size plastic container recently. I coax him in there, then drain most of the water before transferring him to the bath container. It's very nerve racking since I haven't done this often & don't want to cause further injury.

    They also make this eerie sounding squeak/grunting noise that adds to the fun as well lol. Do plecos make the same type of sounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syno-cat View Post
    Do plecos make the same type of sounds?
    Not that I'm aware of
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    We gave him his last antibiotic injection today. The skin behind his head doesn't look much better but it doesn't look worse either. He is eating better and is more active than before so that's a good sign. Fingers crossed

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    Hope he turns out alright.
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