Aquarium Fish Nets

We have all watched pet store staff do it: You tell them which fish you want, and they dip a fish net into an aquarium filled with flitting swarms of colour, invariably coming up with the exact fish you have asked for. They pop it into a bag, and off you go.

How do you orchestrate that successful, low-stress dance with a fish net? There is no emptying of the tank. There is no chasing the fish to the point of exhaustion. There is just a simple twirl, scoop, and it’s over.

Tips for Catching Fish from Your Aquarium

Don’t Rush the Process

Patience and practice will help. However, the most crucial factor is to not slash through the water with the net. Make slow and deliberate movements, startling the fish as little as possible. Once the fish is close enough, a quick scoop can get it.

Try Using 2 Nets

Combining one large net with a small one, pick a spot in which to set the larger net. Keep hold of it. Use the smaller one to coax the fish into the larger net.

Clear the Way

If possible, it is usually easiest to just clear the tank of all ornaments and decorations first. Remember to handle the fish with great care, once it is caught.

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