Catching Starry Blenny

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by mediumrare, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    I have a very mean starry blenny He took out the eye and killed my firefish, and he's about to, if not already(haven't seen in a few days) killed my male anthia. . I need to catch him and put him in my time out tank...I know how to create a bottle trap and a trap from like headphone packaging (the plastic box). Any other tips? such as bate? I was thinking of using nori, since he goes after it furiously when i feed my tang, ill just have to make sure the trap opening is too small for the tang and cleaner shrimp to get in.

    any other tips? anyone else with starry blenny experience?
     
  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Find where it sleeps
    Catch it late at night
    ;)
     
  3. mediumrare

    mediumrare Guest

    he sleeps deep inside some main pieces of marco rock that are nicely encrusted with SPS... how convenient..right?
    Im getting the fish used to eating out of a trap..hopefully trapping will work.
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  5. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Fish street has a inexpensive fish trap that has multiple doors...looks pretty cool.
     
  6. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Damn, that's down right mean. Maybe try putting seaweed inside a water bottle with some rubble to keep it down in the tank? That should be a large enough opening for your Starry (I hope) and definitely small enough to keep the tang out.

    Also, for your reference (including my own), here's the fish trap that Jim was referring to.
     
  7. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Use a big fish trap. Catch everyone in the trap.
    Once in the trap, should be easy to net the Blenny out, and release the rest.
     

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