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Oh man I love crayfish. Ive never had one of those but the creeks around here in north AL have always been full of other varieties. Ive kept dozens of them in various set ups over the years

Yes voracious predators. They arent gonna chase anything down but any fish that swims close enough to get grabbed is toast. Ive seen them snatch comet feeders as big as they were right out of mid-water, sit there and hold it taking casual bites like it was a hamburger in the park til there's nothing left to hold onto, fish squirming for dear life the whole time...pretty brutal. So know that before you put any fish in there you dont want to get eaten. Stick with top dwellers only

Another thing, it's not gonna just move into that nice little hole you built for it. Nope. Its gonna find some other rock like down in front right, or up on the left under the one that's not even flat. It'll pick a spot somewhere and rearrange pounds of sand while it makes its own burrow. Idk how big yours will be to start with but at two or three inches they can literally move 6" of substrate...somewhere else, lol. So get ready to have all that rearranged eventually

Great journal btw, both those tanks look sweet! I look forward to seeing the crayfish chronicles
 
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