Aquarium Fish Nets & Fish Tank Breeders | PetSmart
Nets are a must for all aquarium owners. Use aquarium nets to scoop out debris and uneaten food or for the gentle capture and safe removal of aquarium fish.
Fish nets in a number of different sizes that are engineered for the health and safety of your aquarium fish. These nets are constructed of durable, rust-proof materials. Safe for fresh and salt water aquariums.
Bulk Reef Supply carries JBJ fish nets in several sizes, fish and pest traps from Aqua Medic as well as the Auqa Gadget AccuDrip Accimator from Innovative Marine. These products are essential tools in your reef aquarium for acclimating new inhabitants to your tank or removing sick or pesky fish and invertebrates.
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Despite our best efforts and intentions there still remain practices that are less than ideal. One of the most questionable practices in aquarium keeping is the use of nets. This all starts long before any fish reaches a private aquarium. For the most part, fish are captured using nets, or nets are used to remove them from a breeder's stock. Then, when they get to a wholesaler, they are generally netted a couple more times and so on, until they have reached their final destination in a home aquarium. To top it off, they are frequently captured with nets by hobbyists. It is easy to see that any particular fish may have been netted on a half-dozen occasions or more in a short period of time. Nets can break fin rays, inflict abrasions and cuts, damage or remove scales, rip fins, and strip away their natural protective layer of mucus. The first question that I always ask about a fish with the condition known as is "Has it been netted recently?" All of the previously mentioned types of injuries may be caused directly by nets. The animal may also injure itself in a frantic effort to avoid being netted. One of the common causes of injury to fish are those inflicted as they bump into objects in the aquarium while being chased with a net (Wedemeyer 1996). Most of us have realized that fish do not like to be netted. Just place a net in your aquarium and watch the fish duck for cover. Maybe their instinctual reaction to being captured and netted should tell us something. It is easy to see that nets scare fish, but is there more to it than that? Actually, there are a couple of good reasons not to use nets when catching live fish. First, netting and removing fish from the water induces an acute stress reaction that can take days for them to recover from (Bartelme 2000, Carragher & Sumpter 1990, Klontz 1995, Kreiberg 1994, Rottmann 1992, Spotte 1993, Wedemeyer 1976). Secondly, chasing and netting fish causes more injuries to aquarium fish than any other practice (Kreiberg 1994, Spotte 1993). Fish also tend to struggle less when held in a plastic bag or specimen container compared to being held out of the water in a net.To let your fish out of the fish net and back into your aquarium, gently lower your fish net into the aquarium tank’s water and the net’s fabric material will relax to allow the fish to swim out.