DIY Fishtrap

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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Saw this on another forum and copied pics for right time to post here...

    I once tried the bottle trap without any success for larger fish. Resorted to fishing line/hook but took lots of patience and could be harmful to fish.

    This looks pretty failsafe and much more effective:


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    Good Luck Fishing!
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice step by step Scott. I'll be making this for sure

    J
     
  4. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Now that's the way I can get that mean a** Bicolor Pseudochromis out of the tank....:yaknow:
     
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  5. reefboy23

    reefboy23 Feather Duster

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    thats pretty cool man
     
  6. WFOgixxer

    WFOgixxer Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    simple yet seems to be effective, I like it
     
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Fire Worm

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    Well, my experience was slightly different. I took one of those little plastic tank "thingys" from the LFS and drilled a hole in the lid and front. I threaded fishing line through the front and tied it to the lid. The current within the tank kept pushing the lid closed so I had to use a few pieces of rubble to weight it down. You can also see the 1/4" tubing I used to funnel food into the trap.

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    Now, tangs are ridiculously easy to catch; put any food in there and they will swim into it. However, angels and dwarf angels are a little bit more skittish and untrusting so even with food inside, it would not venture in...and it did not for a few days!

    I left the trap in the tank for a few days without feeding the fish. Then on the third day I took a chunk of Sander's Frozen Food and rubber banded it to a piece of rubble. It took about 10 minutes, but eventually the Coral Beauty went in and with a pull of the string I caught the Red Sea Sailfin, the Foxface, and the targeted fish.

    :D SUCCESS! ;)
     
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  9. MILLERTIME

    MILLERTIME Feather Duster

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    thats a really good idea, its a lot better than pulling all my rock out, thanks
     
  10. IBMGeek

    IBMGeek Montipora Digitata

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    Cool! I dont even own a fish net. I have only needed to take out a chromis before and did it with a large ziplock back with the hard plastic end cut off. ;D
     
  11. Camilsky

    Camilsky Montipora Capricornis

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    Yeah ... Nice... Thanks for sharing!:tongue4:
     
  12. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    Hi IBM,
    How did you use the ziplock bag?