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So I got this crayfish for free. Now what?
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Get a bigger tank....that thing looks pretty big for such a small tank. Although it is free I would look into things that you get before you take them in and realize you don't know what to do.


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My buddy had a crayfish like that. Murdered his fish (big expensive angles) and mangled his plants. I'd keep an eye on that guy.
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yeah my stem plants didn't stand a chance, but they are pretty cool to have. keep the bottom very clean

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He's already started picking at my java fern. I'm not mad, that thing was on it's way out. I woke up this morning and he was hanging out on top of my anubia plant waiting for a shrimp pellet that he made quick work of.
As for the tank, I've been scouring craigslist for a cheap 10 gallon, but I might just break down and buy the 34 dollar 10 gallon kit from petsmart.
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Make sure you have a tight fitting lid with no escape points, too. A friend had one and he found it several times out of the aquarium, including once under the fridge as part of a dust ball. It was dry and appeared to be dead, but he put it back in the aquarium anyway and it survived. As others have stated, they can be quite the little destroyers, too.
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i'm sorry to jack your thread, but i have been wondering for awhile if you can keep crayfish with shrimp?
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i'm sorry to jack your thread, but i have been wondering for awhile if you can keep crayfish with shrimp?
I was told not to put him in with shrimp, but I supposed if you had the correct size tank and a plethora of hiding spots, I don't see why not.


I switched the tank around a little, but he's definitely chomping on my plants. I'm not that mad.. they were fun while they lasted.

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Just checked my levels,
Ammonia is <.25
but
Nitrite is pink, at .5

He likes the rock I put in though, it gives him a place to burrow and hang out.

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Eh, if I were you, I'd replace him with a CPO... better colors and better suited to this tank

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I think the only crayfish that are fish/shrimp safe are cajun dwarfs. That is largely due to the fact that their claws are tiny. Of course baby shrimp and fry could fall prey, but they are generally peaceful and easy on plants. I had 5 in my 75g tank but they died. Not sure what happened. I never saw them eat so I suspect they starved to death despite having a variety of stuff to eat. Evidentially just not the right stuff. Crays are really cool though. I used to catch them all the time out of the local creeks and keep them a few days and put them back. I'd never keep a local crayfish in a tank with tankmates though because the local ones are downright mean.


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Oh, and get a cover on there ASAP

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I always seen craysfish but never knew what to do with one.
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He's definitely enjoying my plants. He picked out my javafern and started going to town on the roots. How often should I feed him? Besides scootin around the tank cleaning, I just feed him 1 pellet, 2 times a day.

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bought him a 10 gallon. topfin aquarium starter kit.
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