View Full Version : Any tips for catching a maroon clown??


ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:10 PM
^^^title says it all^^^ I have a mean arse maroon clown in my 135 and wanted to catch him w/o having to break my tank all apart.

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:16 PM
lol i would like to know the same but with a flame angel in a 55gal? and a pj cardinal

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:20 PM
they should be a little easier--this freakin' maroon clown is badarse--lol; he's beautiful but kinda a bully (which is ok b/c that's his nature, but i prefer a more docile tank-lol)

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:23 PM
well i have about 70-80 pounds of live rock. and do not want to pull it out. but thats why i want him out i just got a pair of naked clowns and he is being a prike to them

LeeS
03-02-2009, 7:23 PM
Two jumper wires off a 6 volt flashlight battery should catch just about anything I can think of that would fit in a tank.

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:24 PM
yeah-I prob. have 200+ pounds in the 135 and it ain't ABOUT to come out-lol

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:24 PM
and the pj is just not to my likeing anymore the girlfriend got him and put him in the tank with out me knowing she said he was cute

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:25 PM
Two jumper wires off a 6 volt flashlight battery should catch just about anything I can think of that would fit in a tank.
lol well if it was just him in the tank im almost to the point to where i would do that lol

LeeS
03-02-2009, 7:27 PM
Oh you want everything else to live too?

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:28 PM
haha-good one, Lee-

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:29 PM
Oh you want everything else to live too?

lol just a lil. oh and by the way im on the dark side now lol

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:37 PM
???dark side??

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:39 PM
lol yeah.. i have a nice girlfrined you say!!!!lol

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:42 PM
ah hah! now I get it--yeah-nice rack on that doe-lol

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:46 PM
lol how did i know thats what you ment!!!! yep they are very fun...

LeeS
03-02-2009, 7:47 PM
Cool

Acroholic
03-02-2009, 7:47 PM
I used a six line wrasse as bait to catch another six line out of my 210.
Dave

LeeS
03-02-2009, 7:48 PM
You sent me a PM via the Death Star yet?

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:49 PM
lol how did i know thats what you ment!!!! yep they are very fun...


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/lpski1/Misc%20Gifs/worthless_thread_wo_pics.gif

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:50 PM
I used a six line wrasse as bait to catch another six line out of my 210.
Dave


??? I'm sorry but I'm in the dark on this??? could you explain a little more indepth?

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:51 PM
about to right now

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:55 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/lpski1/Misc%20Gifs/worthless_thread_wo_pics.gif
lol i dont think they are ready for any pics on this side i think thats only for the dark side...lol

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:55 PM
cool! If too racy-pm them to me-i'm not offended to easily-lol

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 7:56 PM
lol i can see im going to fit right in on the other side

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 7:58 PM
Oh Yeah!!

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 8:02 PM
anyways back to help with the fish lol dave can you tell us a lil more about what you said

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 8:06 PM
cool-back on track!

Seedless Reefer
03-02-2009, 8:28 PM
Throw an empty fish trap in so all the fish get used to it being there.

Then starve the tank for a few days and then throw food in the trap.

Linda actually did this with a trap I borrowed from a member and at one point every fish was in the trap together.

Gotta be quick.

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 8:30 PM
ok so who wants to let us nice guys borrow a trap????

grouper therapy
03-02-2009, 8:30 PM
I switch all my lights on rather quickly and caught most all my fish .They seemed shocked, blinded or both.

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 8:33 PM
Throw an empty fish trap in so all the fish get used to it being there.

Then starve the tank for a few days and then throw food in the trap.

Linda actually did this with a trap I borrowed from a member and at one point every fish was in the trap together.

Gotta be quick.


seems like that would work-

grouper
03-02-2009, 8:38 PM
^^^title says it all^^^ I have a mean arse maroon clown in my 135 and wanted to catch him w/o having to break my tank all apart.


At night, put a bright light on the maroon. This will blind it. Then take the net and grab it.:thumbs:

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 8:46 PM
grouper-are you serious?? like a flash light or what?

Spike
03-02-2009, 8:53 PM
Does your clown have a nem? If he is like mine the nem is like crack. I put a net just above the nem. The maroon could not stand it and jumped in the nem. Scooped him up, done deal.

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 8:57 PM
yes-his 'nem is like his crack-so I may try that first;

Derek_S
03-02-2009, 9:06 PM
I have used the light method several times with success, as long as the fihs doesnt sleep in the rocks.

I threw a comforter over my tank to get it really dark in the tank, and left it for a couple hours first...

Barbara
03-02-2009, 9:27 PM
Come on Eric. Just stick your fingers in there near the nem. The maroon will bite the crap out of your finger, then just lift your hand out, with the maroon attached. Easy as pie!

ericmcj31
03-02-2009, 9:28 PM
he's never bitten me-it'd be worth it--hell my niger trigger and huma huma used to bite me all the time-a maroon couldn't be worse-

Thanh386
03-02-2009, 9:31 PM
Mine chased my hand into a net. If you piss them off a little they'll chase ur hand around like no tomr.

Acroholic
03-02-2009, 9:54 PM
OK here was the scenario:

I started to establish a harem of Hawaiian Flame Wrasses and my original six line was not attacking, but stalking the Flames I had already put in the tank. I knew what was coming as he got bigger, so I decided to remove him from the tank. I tried netting him, didn't work. His sleeping place was inaccessible. I made the homemade trap from the 2 liter coke bottle, the six-line would wait outside the trap for another fish to get caught and stir up the food. The six-line would wait for the food to drift out and he would eat it. I got one of the plexiglass cylinder traps with the slider door that you bait on one end. He didn't go into it at all.

Then after all this failure, I thought to myself, what does a six-line wrasse hate more than anything else int he fish world? Answer: another six line.

So I got in touch with Tim at Keen Reef and asked to borrow a six line as bait. I got a small rectangular shaped plexiglass container and drilled a bunch of holes in it for water circulation and placed the bait six-line in there, then placed the bait six-line in the plexiglass container in the cylinder trap. Within an hour my six-line went into the trap to harass the bait six-line and I caught him.

Took the bait six-line and my six-line and gave them to Tim. Problem solved. No fish hurt. Worked like a charm.

jtsreef
03-02-2009, 10:27 PM
you know where i can get the trap you were talking about

Acroholic
03-02-2009, 10:54 PM
you know where i can get the trap you were talking about

This is the best price I saw on the internet. $27 here. $37 at Marine Depot. Same product.

http://www.petblvd.com/cgi-bin/pb/URP10103.html?mv_pc=froogle

MustangCaleb
03-03-2009, 8:33 PM
i believe i have one of those, if i do i can bring it to the meeting for whoever needs to borrow it

Linda Lee
03-03-2009, 8:42 PM
Best way I've found is to just bite the bullet and lower the water. It's easy to do with a maxijet with a hose attached and a rubbermaid tote to collect the water. You lower the water quickly by pumping it into the tote, nab your fish, then immediately take the pump out of the tank, put it into the tote and refil the tank.

It doesn't hurt your rocks to be exposed for that brief a period of time --happens in nature all the time with low tides.

I used this method to capture a school of 7 anthias and it took me all of 15 minutes.

Acroholic
03-03-2009, 9:04 PM
Best way I've found is to just bite the bullet and lower the water. It's easy to do with a maxijet with a hose attached and a rubbermaid tote to collect the water. You lower the water quickly by pumping it into the tote, nab your fish, then immediately take the pump out of the tank, put it into the tote and refil the tank.

It doesn't hurt your rocks to be exposed for that brief a period of time --happens in nature all the time with low tides.

I used this method to capture a school of 7 anthias and it took me all of 15 minutes.

Hehehe! Try that when you get your 180 set up!:D I caught mine out of a 210 with 400# of live rock!

JessPete
03-03-2009, 9:23 PM
I'm picturing my mean arse maroon clown laughing at me from the back side of all my rocks.

ericmcj31
03-03-2009, 9:27 PM
haha-they're little devils, aren't they-lol

JessPete
03-03-2009, 9:32 PM
Yeah. fo sho!

ericmcj31
03-03-2009, 9:36 PM
mine's cool as hell-but he chased my false perc. around to the point of him jumping out of the tank and I discovered him like a week later behind the tank; luckily (for me) he didn't even stink-just a dried up body

MustangCaleb
03-03-2009, 10:23 PM
hey buddy, i found this in my stuff if you'd like to borrow it. ive never used it so not sure exactly how to set it up, but here it is...

http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww134/DenaliCaleb/trap1.jpg