Trapping Ancistrus

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    I need some advice on trapping Ancistrus babies. I have the nice problem of a plague of Ancistrus. Since December my Ancistrus are now on their 5th brood which means my tank is full of varying sizes of babies.

    I'm going to need to start catching them and need to design a trap since the tank is 1000l quite heavily planted.

    I'm looking for ideas on the trap/s. I'l probably need to start trapping in about two months time judging by the growth rate.

    Once I have them trapped, they'll be looking for good homes.;)
     
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    Why don't you cut a 2l coke bottle in the same manner as to make a mosquito trap?
    Place a baby marrow inside ?

    you'll get the idea withing the first 20 seconds of the clip
     
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    BTW, if this works... I'll gladly take all the credit... :p:p:p:S
     
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    this works for catching plecos, and the same trap works for SAE's that have gotten too big, if you replace baby marrow with bloodworms..
     
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    Thanks - I'll give them a try and feedback. I'l give credit where credit it due :D
     
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    Hey, how old is your ancistrus babies
     
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    The oldest are just over two months and going on 30mm. There's a group about to leave the nest.
     
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    Ok,
    Like most suggested half bottle with netting and cucumber inside, I usually leave mine cause they have their own tank, until they about 2cm, and the catch them :)
     
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