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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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here's my little set up





aragonite sand box and hiding place~I want to cover it with fissidens

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aw dang, shoulda told me earlier, i had some fissidens, sold it already
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They're here!

first glimpse

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So where are the pics, then?

Carole, where did you get that clay cave?

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I will get some more pics later..these guys are exploring all over the place..heheh..so cool.
I ordered one cave, and received four Laura! I will get the link later and pm it to you.
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Here is another cool cave I have..from a different artist
goby cave
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wish I was a great photographer..lol

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Great thread Carole, please post an update
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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-15-2008, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much,Richard{am I right..oops}
I need to take some new ones. The female has started hanging out in the cave this last week. I took out a bunch of the stems, and added a couple tiny crypts and some guppy grass. It doesn't look as 'busy'. I named them after tanks from World War II..they remind me of tanks for some reason. They Are Sherman, and Atomic Annie.
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i wouldnt mind getting a pair myself, i breed blue crayfish(P. alleni) and if you need any general info about crays im here, ive never had the dwarf orange ones, but id like some
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i wouldnt mind getting a pair myself, i breed blue crayfish(P. alleni) and if you need any general info about crays im here, ive never had the dwarf orange ones, but id like some
I would love some info.
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I am SO fascinated with this cray... one day... one day... lol...
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Wow..three years ago. I am getting one this week...wish me luck.
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post #29 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 07:28 PM
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Actually they're pretty easy to breed and they DO breed true all the time.
And price has came down to around $20 a pair: CPO Crayfish

As for water, I would recommend PH of around 7.5 and temperature at 70 degrees. They are shrimp and plant friendly for the most part, but they will not say no to easy meals if there are injured shrimps nearby . Their claws are pretty small so it's pretty rare that they can catch a healthy shrimp.

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CPO is what they are called
hard to breed and they dont allways breed true.
expensive, at more than 50 a pair
should be fine in nuetral water, and fine with shrimps or plants or fish
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I purchased my last one for cheap, the price has come down. But she was not very orange at all. I have given up keeping shrimp or fw inverts,other than nerite snails. I just don't seem to be able to keep them long term.
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