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Old 02-08-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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Cray babes, just a pic


I have had zero luck in getting babies to survive (she's had two batches) but this is her best hatching yet and there are tons more plants and hidey holes in the tank now so I'm hopeful. She was showing off tonight so got a quick pic with my Iphone/Olloclip lens. Thanks for letting me share

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Awesome! Hope the babies stick around!
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Awesome picture. Only crays I've ever had were marmorkrebs which bred pretty true. That's a CPO?
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:16 AM   #4
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That's weird, those cray babies are super durable. I would remove the male and female cause they will sometimes eat the babies.
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That's weird, those cray babies are super durable. I would remove the male and female cause they will sometimes eat the babies.

Nope, not gunna Last batch I moved the female to her own tank, took her out the minute I saw the babies had climbed off, could only find one at the time and I had only been gone for 3 hours. She had them all when I left, when I came back she had one still attached and one in the tank. The one in the tank molted about an hour after I found him and he got stuck in his molt. I helped him out of it. He lived for probably another 5 days then just disappeared. Nothing in the tank but snails and him. The baby she had stuck to her was moving fine on her belly, I went to intentionally spook her to see if he'd shake loose and he fell off dead. So my 'efforts' aren't going into them anymore after all that. They can either live on their own or not. But that baby that lived for 5 days couldn't walk hardly at all the first two days. Laid on his back most of the time threatening to die. Then he perked up and started actually being mobile. Then he was gone.

The first batch she had I never saw them. Saw them clinging to her belly one day, then they had walked off and I never saw any survivors. I shall assume she ate them all in the few hours I was away.


And yes, Puddles, those are CPOs.
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I count 15 babies! That's a really nice pic.
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Nope, not gunna Last batch I moved the female to her own tank, took her out the minute I saw the babies had climbed off, could only find one at the time and I had only been gone for 3 hours. She had them all when I left, when I came back she had one still attached and one in the tank. The one in the tank molted about an hour after I found him and he got stuck in his molt. I helped him out of it. He lived for probably another 5 days then just disappeared. Nothing in the tank but snails and him. The baby she had stuck to her was moving fine on her belly, I went to intentionally spook her to see if he'd shake loose and he fell off dead. So my 'efforts' aren't going into them anymore after all that. They can either live on their own or not. But that baby that lived for 5 days couldn't walk hardly at all the first two days. Laid on his back most of the time threatening to die. Then he perked up and started actually being mobile. Then he was gone.

The first batch she had I never saw them. Saw them clinging to her belly one day, then they had walked off and I never saw any survivors. I shall assume she ate them all in the few hours I was away.


And yes, Puddles, those are CPOs.
Idk then, maybe check water quality but I've had them live anywhere from ph 6.5-8 and gH 4-14.

Babies are usually hardy as nuts too. Should be much easier than shrimp.
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Dont worry ravensgate, they'll get used to it eventually... I have probably over 100 in a 20 gallon tank and they all seem to still breed and survive. Hiding places helps! The babies look like juvie RCS, which is confusing in the aquarium I have them in because it also has RCS.
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breaking the line of sight has been the secret to my success. i have a ton of obstacles in my 10g which has my stock of 7 turn in to 40+ over several months. Yes im hoarding

Liam- you keep rcs in the same tank safely? hmm havent considered that
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The whole tank is hideous looking from all the hides holes in there and moss. I'll eventually tidy it up. Heehee! Mine are in with about 50 shrimp right now. Fortunately that one that lived for about a week was by himself so I could get a good look at him. So I hope I cAn tell the difference if these manage to make it. My other female is sterile as far as I can tell. She berries but all eggs turn orange and fall off.

Acity I have only witnessed a cray eating a shrimp one time. No idea if the cray killed it though. The shrimp are too fast for them. I wouldn't keep expensive shrimp with them but I've just got PfRs and Supremes in there.
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i dont' find them too difficult to tell from shrimp babies, they have a very "rigid and upright" carriage that is quintessentially crayfish, lol.
congrats!
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Great pic. Hope everything works out.
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Well most have walked off today....have seen about 5 and they are walking and moving good which is better than the last little dude from her last batch. Kinda shocked to see them. And had a batch of baby shrimps born today too so I'm hoping that gives the crays something else to focus on. I'll start pulling whatever babies are left in about a week I guess.
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nice pic of the baby cray!~looks good!
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