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Old 04-04-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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My new Dwarf Orange Crayfish


I know I know, They are not shrimp. But I got a trio of dwarf orange crayfish recently and had to share a pic! Well here it is:

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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How big do they get? Do you keep them with anything else?
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:53 AM   #3
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They only get to be about 1.5-2" long. Not much longer than a full grown amano, but of course they are much thicker boddied.

I dont keep them with anything other than plants right now, as I am trying to get a nice breeding colony going! They are quite a bit more challenging to breed than shrimp are, but that is also part of the fun!

The best part about these little guys is that they do not eat plants and are pretty non-aggressive. A great scavanger to have in a planted tank!
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:43 AM   #4
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Funny thing...I currently have 6 of them and today I caught them eating my endlers . Yep, the larger crayfish were just chopping up their tails and then waiting for them to come to the bottom. I was wondering why they stopped eating the various foods that I was giving them. Since the crays are occupying the bottom of the 10 gallon tank, I figured that I should use it for a fry grow out space but I need to change my plans.
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Keep in mind Dwarfpufferfish may have a slightly larger tank so the scenario of crayfish ripping into other fish may not occur. Also, they ARE fry and pretty much everything will have a go at eating them. If you meant they were adult endlers - they're still pretty small so i dont blame them

I think crayfish will do well with tetra, gourami, angels, some livebearers and rainbows. Interesting to see what they're like with plecos and cories.
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Keep in mind Dwarfpufferfish may have a slightly larger tank so the scenario of crayfish ripping into other fish may not occur. Also, they ARE fry and pretty much everything will have a go at eating them. If you meant they were adult endlers - they're still pretty small so i dont blame them

I think crayfish will do well with tetra, gourami, angels, some livebearers and rainbows. Interesting to see what they're like with plecos and cories.
I didn't make myself clear in the first post....in that 10 gallon there are only two of these crays and the four are in another tank. They are awesome hunters that are very patient and will sit in the same spot for two days if they have to. It's rather amazing.
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Old 04-05-2006, 02:52 PM   #7
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Ah thats ok then We all mess up our prose from time to time!
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Wow its really pretty, where did you buy them? I need better scavengers in my 10 gallon... The ghost shrimp are begining to only eat my fish food now
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I imported them from germany. Once I get the colony breeding well, I will be selling them! Shouldnt be to long!
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Just wait until they get a bit older....the orange coloring in that picture is nothing compared to how they will look in a month or two. Mine look like orange highlighters but they were the same color as yours when I got them.

Also, don't be so sure you will definitely breed them. I know a professional crayfish breeder and he was only able to get babies from these once before they all started killing eachother. He said that these crays can be very vicious.

Not my pics but this is what mine looke like:





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Great set of pics! It makes me want to get some.

Livebearer101, why do you say they'll do well with angels?
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:50 AM   #12
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Check out my thread too...mine just got pregnant today.
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