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dougolasjr 11-16-2012 01:33 AM

The Tale of the Traveling Cray
 
So the past weekend I was laying in bed and I hear what sounds like little clicking of something taping the floor. It eventually stopped so I went about reading on the forums. A little later I get up and go to the fish room, and when I come back I go to the other side of the bedroom. To my surprise one of my marbled crays had gotten out his tank and traveled to my bedroom. Mind you the tank is about 6 feet off the ground at the top. Unfortunately she could not be saved she looked like she tried to come back but eventually died. Heed my tale of the wandering cray.

Option 11-16-2012 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by dougolasjr (Post 2080067)
So the past weekend I was laying in bed and I hear what sounds like little clicking of something taping the floor. It eventually stopped so I went about reading on the forums. A little later I get up and go to the fish room, and when I come back I go to the other side of the bedroom. To my surprise one of my marbled crays had gotten out his tank and traveled to my bedroom. Mind you the tank is about 6 feet off the ground at the top. Unfortunately she could not be saved she looked like she tried to come back but eventually died. Heed my tale of the wandering cray.

Did she die from drying out? Or was her shell all busted up from that 6-feet fall? Though I doubt the latter as she walked all the way over to your bedroom.

dougolasjr 11-16-2012 01:44 PM

It was from drying out.

theshadybird 11-16-2012 02:39 PM

Did you just dump her back in the tank? I know that when they dry out, their gills don't work very well, so a lot of the times they will drown when returned to deep water.

dougolasjr 11-16-2012 02:57 PM

Yes that's what I did... :( . I guess I should have googled it before rushing to put her back into the water.

theshadybird 11-16-2012 03:26 PM

yeah, should that ever happen again, don't put them straight back in the deep end. Best to do is put them in a shallow dish with water just barely covering the cray, with a spot for them to crawl out of the water if it's too much for them.
Sorry about your loss though :( Crays are so curious, it gets them into trouble a lot!

dougolasjr 11-16-2012 03:29 PM

Well I have a better top on the tank now so hopefully it won't.


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