Catching cardinal

sly fox

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its kinda hard without a fish trap... you can buy ready made ones...

i recently had to catch a bf fish had to use a sheet of eggcrate to hem him in and then had a smaller space to work with...


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Wait until the lights on the tank have been out an hour or two--pitch dark, no moonlights either. Go in quietly with a flashlight and hope he sleeps out in the open. He'll be completely stunned and not try to escape (if you're lucky!) I've had good luck catching my banggai this way a few times. How long has he been holding? I had much better survival rates waiting until the eggs had hatched and then catching the male to collect them. JMO, although I know others catch them earlier so that the male doesn't have to fast so long.

good luck!