Please come and teach that one to the staff in my LFS (especially the weekend staff). They seem to think the trick is waving the net around very fast in the hope that they are faster than the fish. I have had to shoo them away a couple of times so I could catch my own fish.Colin, what up man ? I thought everybody knew that trick. The aquarium and fish keeping hobby seems to be experiencing the same lack of basic expertise as every other area of society in general.
Top tip: (At least it works for me). Ask for the fish using the binomial name. For example
Me: I'd like some guppies please
LFS staff: Sure, I'll just grab a net
Me: I'd like to speak to someone about getting some poecilia reticulata
LFS staff: Errrrm, please wait a minute. I'll just get the manager