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Old 12-18-2018, 05:54 PM
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Advice catching a Lunar wrasse

my lunar wrasse is getting aggressive and i plan on adding shrimp and he eats them.


what are some easy ways of catching this guy in a large tank?
anyone recommend a certain trap?
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:57 PM
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They're very fast. The Best thing to do is put in a PVC pipe into the tank, as they usually will go in it, and then grab the whole thing with the net when it's inside of it.
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If you see where it sleeps you can try catching it at night with a big net or two
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dont feed your fish for a week then use a fish trap with that glass sliding door which wont work with smart fish like your wrasse or again dont feed and then use a small fish hook with a worm. you get only one shot after that he wont go for the hook or the trap.

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For me, the easiest way to catch a fish is at nigh, when the fish is out at an open area, you turn off all lights at once, then use a dim red light, you should able to scoop it out with a net.
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For me, the easiest way to catch a fish is at nigh, when the fish is out at an open area, you turn off all lights at once, then use a dim red light, you should able to scoop it out with a net.

Yes, but wresses sleep in the sandbed or in a hole
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This is why a PVC tube does work, as a lot of the larger wrasse will go in it at night, and some even during the day too.
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Yes, but wresses sleep in the sandbed or in a hole
You suddenly turn off all lights, NOT wait until all lights are off by itself and the wrasse is sleeping in the sandbed.

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You suddenly turn off all lights, NOT wait until all lights are off by itself and the wrasse is sleeping in the sandbed.

As soon as you turn off the lights, wrasses usually find their resting places immediately. If spooked they'll hide for days. They don't stay out in the opened.
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