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Sorry all, this is probably a very dumb question! :oops:

I have moved away from having a mixed Malawi tank to a Tang species tank and now have 5 Daffs Bricardi/Pulcher. Two have paired up and already have fry after not even three weeks. There is already discontentment between the pair and the other three (although one other does seem to be helping the pair against the other two smaller Daffs).

Yesterday I removed all the rocks from half the tank (not the pile anywhere near the fry), and spent probably two hours trying to catch the three singles ....NO LUCK!!! How frustrating :roll:

Is there an easy way of doing this? They simply swim amongst the other rocks and dart away as soon as the net moves. I didn't want to leave the fish just to be butchered, or for the pair to be injured. I also didn't want to disturb the fry. My 4 foot tank also has a 12" fixed glass lid right at the centre of the tank which is a pain. Do I just give up?
 

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Many thanks for your reply :) Funnily I was thinking the same, and actually wondering about night with low light might be easier. Also had someone suggest a light flexible plastic 'wall' in the middle of the tank as the pair stay very much at one end near 'their' rocks.

We'll see how we go, theres actually very little aggression this last week so haven't been so concerned.
 

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I always have to remove all the rocks.
 
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