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It depends on the fish. I had no problem catching venestus but my mbuna's on the other hand are a challenge. If I need to catch them, I'll have to remove everything out of the tank, and remove half the water, unless they are sick.
 

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I lower water level and then use a divider to keep them in one half to a third of the tank and remove decor as well as two nets. Agree on slow movement.
 

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SoccerMbunaAndShak said:
Do it while they are asleep. Slow movements, but quick, efficient process as a whole.
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If you can make the room/tank completely dark for ~2 hours you can put them to sleep and then have 1-2 minutes to easily catch them - if the light you put on in the room is dim, which is key to them staying asleep for as long as possible.
 
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