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    by August Eppler <augiee/bellsouth.net> (Thu, 11 Jun 1998)

Fish Trap & Backgrounds

by August Eppler <augiee/bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998

My mail server was screwed up this morning, so if any of this is
redundant, please ignore.

Cliff Lundberg wrote:
 
> I have to catch a bunch of fast little fish in a big densely
> planted tank. Is there some kind of trap I could rig up that
> would corral them?

You can make a trap out of a clear plastic soda bottle (1 pint or
thereabouts). Remove the cap. Cut off the top just below the shoulder,
so it looks like a funnel. Invert this "funnel" back into the bottle (so
the neck is inside the bottle), use a hot ice pick or nail to make 3
holes through both layers of plastic, be careful and don't make the
holes too large. Insert pieces of toothpicks through the holes to hold 
the 2 pieces together. Drop a few bits of food into the bottle and 
submerge. You can attach fishing floats if you want to catch surface 
feeders, set it on top of plants to catch mid level feeders, or place 
it on the bottom to catch bottom feeders. Don't feed the fish awhile 
before using.


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