Hey everyone im thinking about getting a Cambarellus Patzcuarensis and I'm wondering if he'd be alright in a 5.5gal heavy planted? I currently havr RCS, 2 Corydoras hasbrosus, and an oto. Do you think he would hurt any of these guys?
Last edited by Rexthecrayfish; 11-26-2012 at 11:29 PM.
I've read some folks keep them with shrimp. I personally don't think I would (and I've got shrimps and CPOs...all in their own tanks though). And they can shred a fish's fins when they go to the bottom to sleep (or bottom feeders).
Sugardaddy1979 wrote"Just be aware that your CPO may very well eat your shrimp. Mine polished off 20+ 5 ghost shrimp in 2 weeks time. " in this thread.
He sure did. He also harassed my Cory cats and took a shot at my danios. This was in a fairly well planted 29. They all have different personalities,so maybe you get away with it. BUT if you love your shrimps I wouldn't risk it.
I'm about to clear out a whole colony of cherries in the next few weeks and any that don't make it to the net will be going in with the CPOs. So I can report back in a few weeks if any stragglers are still around
Mine are fine with cherries.... It's usually the other cray you have to worry about. It's the females in this species you need to worry about, and they are big and mean. Usually if you have more than one female in anything smaller than 20 gallons, you won't have more than one for long
Thanks guys. I don't think I'll be getting any because i love my dwarf cories and I don't want them to get hurt. Plus I already have 2 crays in my 10 gal community so I think Ill just keep this tank as it is.