Least Stressful Way To Transfer Fish From Qt To Main Tank?

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Hello.  As per the title, what the best way to transfer new fish from the QT to the main tank?  I have some fish that are quite nervous in the QT and I would usually net them but not sure if there is a better way so I do not have to chase them round and risk them jumping ship?
 

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I usually prefer to 'tub' fish; by that I mean using something like an old (clean!) ice cream or margarine container. Herd the fish into that with a net or your hand :)
 
It's also a good method for catching anything 'spiky', like catfish and loaches.
 
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I usually prefer to 'tub' fish; by that I mean using something like an old (clean!) ice cream or margarine container. Herd the fish into that with a net or your hand
Thanks, that sounds like a good idea.  I guess if I did a big water change before I did that (maybe with water from the main tank?) it would prevent much of the QT water getting into the main tank.
 

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If the fish are healthy enough to transfer to your main tank, you don't need to worry about the water.
 
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Great, thanks for the advice
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