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Dwarf Crays and Cherry Shrimp

Is anyone successfully keeping these together?

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Is anyone successfully keeping these together?

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Lots of people do, Really isn't great for breeding a bunch but it should be fine.

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Sorry to hijack the post but!!!!
I saw a blue cray yesterday picking up my new red jewel cichlid.
I got to wondering if they would be ok to put in a planted tank or are they even worth the $20. Do they come out or stay hidden?
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I know this is and old thread, but I'll post anyway. I recieved my crays today, one DOA and one live. I put my live Cray in with my cherry shrimp. In literally 30 seconds he had grabbed and killed one of the cherries. Not one of the big females, at least, but one of the females. The killer cray is now in another tank. The cray worked fast, I'll give him that. Live and learn, I guess.

ps- here is a pic of the carnage. Notice the red right behind the cray's eyes? I assume that is shrimp pigment.


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Is that a dwarf? I have never seen that kind of behavior. I am really sorry that happened to you. Thats a heck of a photo however.

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Is that a dwarf? I have never seen that kind of behavior. I am really sorry that happened to you. Thats a heck of a photo however.

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Well, it's not that big of a deal. It should be a dwarf, I bought it from a reputable source here on the forum. It was bigger than I thought it would be, though. Now I am stuck trying to decide if I should keep the shrimp, or sell them and switch the tank to crays only, becuase this cray is very cool.
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My dwarf also started chopping away at my cherry's attenaes. Now it is in a 2.5 gallon with two other dwarf crayfishes and it's had its pincers chopped off by one of the two... It grew back but I came back from dinner to find one of it chopped off again. Sad little bugger. Picks on cherries then gets picked on.


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Maybe you guys have steroids in their water??? hehehehe Crazy crays on a killing spree!! -ROAR- LOL Just kidding. They look great!!
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Yea. My crays are in a separate tank...away from my cherries.
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I've had a pair of dwarf crays† in my cherry tank
and thus far they menace the shrimp only when
they get within claw range. the crays do not
actively pursue the cherrys, and the shrimp jump
away long before the crays can touch them.

should I be worried now?

my crays are still 3cm small,
once they get to full 5cm adult size,
should I then be worried?

to be safe, I created a lot of handy places in the tank
for my shrimp to go that are inaccessible to the crays,



however they all share the bottom during feeding time.



genuine Cambarellus shufeldtii†


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