Catching fish can be a major challenge. Some people swear by the two net method, while others steadfastly only use one. What do you do, and why? Share your story
- I am out of practice. Years ago I could catch fish with one net. Now I feel like I can't catch anything without tearing down the tank. I can use two nets but I have to be very stealthy and patient. I have better luck with clean, clear plastic containers. The fish are used to my hands being in the aquarium for cleaning and aqua-scaping. They don't realize they are caught until I take the container out, and they struggle less than in a net.
- —Guest Auntie Annsie
Looking for a net issue
- When I purchase new fish at pet stores the staff frequently use their fingers from the outside of the net to gingerly pinch the fish into carry out water. I can't think that this can be very good for their slime coat. Would this be correct? A professional answer would be appreciated.
nets are stressful
- Using a net for any reason is stressful for the little fishies. Unfortunately, we must use them. To minimize the stress I have found that the two net method, while sneaky, is less stressful than chasing them around with one net. It also helps to have the correct size net, as in not too small.
- —Guest Steve
use two nets
- We can use 2 nets. if fish can not catch in one net then it could be caught in another net/second net....
- —Guest David Brooke