Great, but not quick By Blindrage on 4/26/2015
Blindrage would recommend this product to a friend
Ich in the tank. 3 tangs, 2 Wrasse, 1 Sand Sifter, and 1 Midas Blenny in there. The tangs were a snap to catch. 2 of them on day 1, the last one in the morning of the second day. The wrasse was pretty easy the next day. It took me two more days for the sifter, and a week later I tore the rock apart to get the Blenny out since he was never going to go in the trap regardless of what bait I tried.
So overall this was great, and made it pretty easy to catch most of the fish. It does take sitting there staring at the tank, but I do that anyway.
Got Him! By Kevin on 4/1/2015
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
Needed to catch a blue hippo tang that was showing signs of ich. Tried for 3 days with nets, but my rock work is glued together so I had no luck. I ordered this, and 3 days after receiving it the fish is in the quarantine tank being treated. The first day I put the box at the bottom and left it, day 2 starting putting food inside the box and some of the fish started going in to eat (of course not the one I needed to catch), the third day instead of using the food stick, I took a medicine syringe and attached some air line tubing to it. I then sucked up some Mysis in the airline and put it in the hole on top and slowly squirted food into the box. Finally the hippo tang went in, pulled the string and he was caught. Was skeptical about this, but after using it, does what it says. Well worth it if you need to catch a fish.
Awesome trap By Dave on 2/2/2015
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
We have used this trap several times and have yet to fail to catch the fish we were after. Extremely easy to use and very effective.
Worked very well By marion on 1/13/2015
marion would recommend this product to a friend
I needed to catch a yellow tang and didn't want to tear my rock work apart or stress the fish any more than necessary. The tang was very leery of the trap and I needed to leave it in there over night before he would go anywhere near it. But the next morning, I pulled up a chair, put food in the tube, and waited. He went right in and I caught him. The trap is large so you need to make sure that you have enough room in your tank for it but the good part about the size is that it easily fit the tang and then once he was caught, you can tip back the trap, let the water drain out the side vents, and then pull the trap from the tank with enough water left in it to hold the fish for a while.
Worked Quickly By Anneke on 1/7/2015
Anneke would recommend this product to a friend
I caught my Kole tang within 5 minutes of placing the bait in this trap. I put it in my tank 24 hours ahead of time to get the fish used to the trap's presence. It worked perfectly and quickly to remove my bully.
OK - but there has to be a better design By JP on 11/7/2014
JP wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
First off this does work. It's expensive for what you get but it works.
Downsides 1) Instructions are crap. Do a youtube to see how to use this, but it's really sad how such an expensive product gets such poor instructions.
2) it's difficult to set the trap. You have to use two hands AND see it at the same time. Thus here I am with two arms deep trying to see the hole to set the trap. The trigger is not easy to set. Yes you will be able to set it but it's a pain
3) this is big - need a big level area to set this in. I think it would have been nice to have some included suction cups
good trap, once i figured out the best way to use it. By Justin on 7/17/2013
Justin would recommend this product to a friend
at first when dry testing the door did not seem to slide smoothly, and the pin to release it was on a hair trigger.
it was also larger than i was expecting, so i didn't have a good spot to put it in my tank. if the trap is not level the pin that drops the door tends to float out, since it is buoyant.
what i ended up doing was building a platform out of egg crate light diffuser that held on to the side and top of the aquarium rim that kept the trap perfectly level and suspended above the rock work. this was stable enough to keep the pin release from coming out before i wanted it to.
the door seems to also slide better once it is in the water and the whole rig has warmed up a bit. i think a little warming an expansion helped it.
once it was all set up, it was just a waiting game. as others have suggested, not feeding the tank for a day or so speeds up the process. i also did not use the included feed retention tube. by leaving that out i was able to have food floating all inside the trap, making it easier for the target fish to see, and lure him in.
all in all a good piece once i improvised a few details.
Works well By Michael on 6/12/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I have used this product a few times and works well to catch fish. I like the option of putting the cone traps instead of the vents. I also used this to separate and acclimate a leapord wrasse to other wrasses that were picking on it and it worked awesome.
simply the best !!!!!!! By Benjamin on 5/1/2013
Benjamin would recommend this product to a friend
If you want to get a fish without dismantling your aquarium this is the solution
Gone fishin' By Burto on 1/17/2013
Burto would recommend this product to a friend
Pull up a chair and spend some quality time with your tank. Solidly built and works like a champ!
Don't feed the fish for a couple of days before you use this and it will speed up the process.