Need to trap a pygmy Angel

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    Marinne13 Northern Reefer

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    So my Angel is doing fine coral wise but is a MAJOR Butthead to all the other fish...constantly chasing and biting everyone and it's pissing me off

    anyone know any good ways to trap, I tried putting food into a Rubbermaid but he won't go anywhere near it

    all the other fish swam in it to get pieces but off course not the stupid pygmy
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    I had a lemon peel that I couldn't trap any conventional way. I ended up draining my tank with everything in place. Pumped it down to about 2" and netted the sucker then pumped all the water back in:D All my corals, anemones, clam and fish were just fine.
     
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    exactly how did you do it?? did you keep the water heater or just try and do it fast then fill the tank back up?
     
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    mine swims behind rocks and I am afraid it will do that and I still won't be able to get it out...if it took say 20 min to get it and then fill the tank with water I would prob have die off??
     
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    Mine stayed behind the rocks too but it came out. That's not to say yours will. It took me 25 minutes top and I didn't keep the water heated. Every thing will continue to be wet in the tank so there will be minimal die off if any. I read of numerous people doing this successfully and that is the only reason I even attempted it.
     
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    So I drained half and took 75% of the rocks out and got him...He is in the sump now but my aquascape is crap lol
     
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    I hate you had to wreck your rock scape to get it but at least it is out.
     
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    It's not that bad...just a few rocks different, I am happy he is evicted and going to the Lfs today
     
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