PineSong Posted December 31, 2022 Share Posted December 31, 2022 In a lightbulb moment I realized it's crazy to have 4 male guppies in the underpopulated 29g keeping me from moving females from the very overcrowded female guppy tank into it. "I'll just move those four guys out, and then I can add 20 or so of the 5,235 female guppies currently living in the 20 tall", I said. Guppies being guppies, I caught the first two males just by putting a net near the surface and waiting for them to hop in. Male #3 had no intention of leaving the 29 and attempted to outpace the net. Sadly for him, he's a hybrid with a tiny Endler body and the dramatically oversized Moscow tail he has to drag around prevented him from escaping. He was promptly relocated to the kitchen tank. Male # 4 is an Endler hybrid with a sporty short tail and a body built for speed. Four days later he is still in the 29. I cannot catch him. After five attempts he hid for two days, leading me to believe that my attempts to net him had accidentally killed him. I could not find a body, but also could not find him. I unplugged the filter and air, poked through the plants with a chopstick. No guppy. Luckily I know from experience that guppies are diabolical, so I did not add females just yet. I waited him out. On day three, he emerged when he thought I was out of the room. All I caught was a glimpse of him darting back behind the coconut husk. I tried catching him after dark. No luck. I tried feeding frozen BBS to lure him out. No luck. So now it's the weekend, a perfect time for working on tanks and moving guppy girls, but no. I hate the depth of the 29 and loathe putting my hands into it, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to in order to remove the filter and all the wood he hides behind. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The culprit: 10 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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