Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
feeding a orange dwarf crayfish
Okay so I picked up an Orange Dwarf Crayfish a week ago along with some Frozen cubes of brine shrimp, plankton, and bloodworms by my LFS recommendations. My question is if their is a way to keep it "clean". By clean I mean somewhat contained and not polluting my entire tank with food debris.
The tank has shrimp and Otto's so I also feed a sinking pellet and algae wafers, so I know the Cray eats that too. Sometimes I have to basically give him his own with tweezers cause the jerk will defend the food. I cut up the cubes into fourths because it's mostly just for the one little guy. But after sifting and thawing it just ends up everywhere. Should I limit his intake of the cubed food and just let him live off the biofilm, algae, and sinking pellets?
Brands of food;
San Fran Bay - Plankton (& ) Brine shrimp (recommended for Cray by LFS)
Bug Bites - Sinking Pleco Tablets (recommended by Petco for shrimp)
Tetra - Algae wafers
I feed the shrimp every other day normally a Wafer and / or Pellet. The Cray of course eats "with" them. I stopped feeding the cubes after seeing so much left over. I don't want to throw off my tank with so much food waste. But I was feeding him a 1/4 of a cube every other day (opposite of the shrimp feedings).
any DIY ideas to keep the cubes from flowing through the tank? Should I just save the cubes as a "treat" and let him eat the wafers and sinking pellets? Am i worrying about waste for nothing?
Tank: 29 gallon tall
filter: Tidal 75 with pre filters all over the place (I keep it low flow after seeing the food flying around)
Current population: 8ish Cherry shrimp, 3 otto cats, 1 orange dwarf cray
Last edited by jabrocious; 04-02-2018 at 03:07 PM.
Reason: better clarity