Best way of netting fish?


Fish Crazy
Oct 3, 2022
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Windsor England
**This is not a selling post**

Hi, I'm trying to find a new home for all of my fish for personal reasons.
The fish are 27 cardinal tetras, 3 red phantom tetras and 6 kuhli loaches.

Annoyingly, all of the fish are very skittish and hard to catch with a net. What's the best way of going about this?
The tank is 100x40cm so it's got a lot of space for them to swim away from me (which is great 😅)
If possible, it is best to not net them. Take everything out of the tank except the substrate. Remove all decorations, plants and filters. Lower the water level to just a few inches and heard them into a clear plastic container.
Get two nets. One net should be 10-12 inches and the other net about 6-8 inches.

Set the big net up against the front glass so the net sits on the substrate and rests against the glass.

Use the smaller net to slowly guide the fish into the big net and then lift the big net up.
if you get too frustrated, you could always drop a blow dryer into the tank... of course that usually drops the resale value of your fish...

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