Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-2011, 07:55 PM   #1 
freeflow246
Member
 
freeflow246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
Best way to remove betta from tank?

Every time I take Jalen out of his tank for 100% water changes, I feel like I'm stressing him a lot. I usually have to try several times before I can catch him in the net. Advice?
freeflow246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #2 
ksage505
New Member
 
ksage505's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Do you still have the cup you bought your betta in? I just use the cup to scoop them up when they're at the top of the water. Mine freak out over the net but the cups don't bother them at all. They're already in before they know whats going on.
ksage505 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #3 
BettaMiah
Member
 
BettaMiah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Colorado
Get a cup and then net him and put him in the cup. Simple as that. No stress caused.

Oh my gosh, you just made me think of what it would be like If I had to remove my Goldfish from his tank, he is very large and very strong! He would knock me into a wall...


Oh wait I didn't read it well.

Don't worry. You have to do that to get him. He'll be fine.
BettaMiah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #4 
Micho
Member
 
Micho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
I would suggest putting the net into the tank, wait till he swims in it or gets close to it, net him quickly and swiftly and put him into his water change cup. Simple as that, you don't want to chase him with the net or that'll really freak him out.
Micho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 09:05 PM   #5 
Banicks
Member
 
Banicks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
When I am undertaking a 100% for the 1g hospital tank, there is a mug in the water as a cave. Usually the lil dude is used to it, and I just wait until he is near the surface and slowly push the mug into the water to cause a current into the mug. Usually he is taken in with the current, minimal stress or contact with him.

As previously mentioned, some will scoop the betta up, but my dude doesn't stay still when the cup gets near him. So that's not an option, and the net, well both my Betta's hate it now so that rarely works.
Banicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 04:48 AM   #6 
Phether
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I catch him in the tank with a big net, then scoop him out with a spoon like this

http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...on-4697677.jpg

and then I put him into a cup. I find the spoon is a bit better cause the betta's in water the entire time.
Phether is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 06:49 AM   #7 
Myates
Member
 
Myates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
I use the cups they come in.. I put it near the top and when they come to investigate it, I dip it in. The suction from the water entering the cup is usually enough to get them. Sometimes it may take me two times, but normally it works great. One of my guys seemed to of always gotten a torn fin when I used a net to grab him, so had to make a change.
When it's time for them to return to their tank, I will tip the cup into the net gently and then put them in the tank.
Myates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 07:14 AM   #8 
Leeniex
Member
 
Leeniex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CT
I do what Myates does....no net needed. Easy in, easy out. ;0)
Leeniex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 12:19 PM   #9 
cajunamy
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Southeast La
Cups - wait till they're at the surface for air, or feed them, then put the cup next to the fish and quickly suck them into the cup from the vaccum that the cup makes going under water.

The more you chase them, the more stressed they will get. You want to catch them as quickly as possible
cajunamy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #10 
freeflow246
Member
 
freeflow246's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Florida
I used a cup a few times and it worked great, but now he's learned to avoid it. ._.
freeflow246 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I remove my Betta from a container? baylee767 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 11 12-04-2010 03:26 PM
Bubbler/air stone to remove surface film in betta tank? DaEvangelist Betta Fish Care 5 11-03-2010 01:43 AM
Just to remove any confusion on betta care: MrVampire181 Betta Fish Care 4 08-13-2010 08:23 PM
When to remove Male betta 'After' babies hatched Underthesea Breeding Betta Fish 7 07-25-2010 02:03 PM
should i remove the filter from my tank???? kingb Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 12-14-2009 11:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.