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Noob mistake!!! What was I thinking??!!

About a year and a half ago I made a stupid mistake.....bought a fish without doing any research (who hasn't) and came across a yellow clown goby and thought I had to have it!! I had no idea that these little guys liked to rub all over everything in the tank. About 6 months ago, my sps collection started to get bigger, and the YCG really liked my sticks....but sticks no likey goby! So heres my problem...I've got some higher end sps, and the goby is constantly rubbing all over them, causing less that perfect polyp extention. everytime I go in the fish room, hes there, perched on my sps....I then try and shew him away, just to return and see him doing it again. He really likes new sps frags, which makes it hard for them to get a good start in my tank, so I need help. How the hell do I get this little bugger out of the tank, without ripping the tank apart???? Does anyone have any ideas on a good fish trap...because hes fast, and I cant catch him with a net?

I literally just got rid of mine 2 weeks ago for the same reason! In my case, I was able to remove the tabling acro that it was perched in and "shake it out". If that hadn't been an option I would have tried some sort of box with perching material inside and have some fishing string tied to the box and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait until I caught it perched in the box then pull it up and out. Hope that helps...

They are so cool looking and yet a big pain. I new stick in a fish box would be my suggestion as well. Similar to Phil's sit and wait. if it liked new sticks you might have the best luck putting newest stick in the box.

[quote="Boggers-Mike" post=33502]They are so cool looking and yet a big pain. I new stick in a fish box would be my suggestion as well. Similar to Phil's sit and wait. if it liked new sticks you might have the best luck putting newest stick in the box.[/quote]

Guess I'm gonna try the "stick in a box".......LOL Time to catch me a fishy!

I have a 450 gallon. And the way I got it out was to take 1/2 tubing and start draining water from the tank into a bucket and then quickly jab the end of the tubing to as close to clownfish as you can and they will get sucked right out. I had a matted pari and worked like a charm. May be better a few hours after they go to sleep with a sudden blast of light at them.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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