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Old 07-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #1 
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Easiest way to clean

I have an un-cycled aquarium that is @ least 4 gallons for my beta. When I clean his aquarium what is the easiest most stress-free way to transfer him to a temporary bowl while I'm cleaning. A net? Or should I gently scoop him up with my hands?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:50 AM   #2 
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what i do, is i take the bowl im going to put him in (which happens to be the cup i bought him in) stick it into the tank and i coax him in with a bloodworm, and he almost always swims in to get it. i find this to be the easiest and most stress free way possible, because it dosent involve taking him out of the water
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #3 
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I use the cup they came in and scoop them out that way
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #4 
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Well if you're cleaning just the glass they make a two-part magnetic glass cleaner.

Also tiki if he's anything like mine that won't work he'll just take a *NO YOU* approach and dart into his hidey spot. >.<
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #5 
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Depending on what type of water change.
When I do my partial water changes I don't remove them from the tank. I just use the syphon to take the water out and airline tubbing to slowly add water the new water.
If I'm doing 100% water changes then I will scoop them out... a lot of patience is required if you don't want to stress them too much.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #6 
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If you use a net, dont you want to use a big one?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #7 
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You don't want to use a net at all... it could damage the fins.
It's best to scoop them.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #8 
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great, thank you
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