Best way to remove a fish?

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    DJ_Z

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm wondering if there is an easier or safer way to remove a fish besides draining the water or having superhuman speed. I have a friend who is interested in the hobby and has set up a twenty gallon tank. As I've been helping him out, I was going to give him a Royal Gramma and Pajama Cardinal as starter fish that he's always liked. But I don't want to harm them or any of my other fish during the process.

    What would be the best way to go about removing these two from the tank?
     
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    Ted Living one day at a time

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    One trick that has worked for me is to place the net in the tank for a few days. Anytime you feed the fish feed them in the net, once they become use to the net then you can just net it.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    This works sometimes http://www.reefcleaners.org/how-to-trap-a-fish

    I have also had to drain my tank to catch a smart angelfish. None of my livestock suffered any ill effects from draining the tank and it only took about 20 minutes on a 90g tank.
     
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