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Has anyone had any experience with them? Since shrimp don't seem to be an option for my 30g (because they'd get eaten), it seems like a great option.

Does anyone know much about them? How about a good source to buy them?

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I have owned a few crayfish, they usually don't mess with plants much unless they are hungry, but they will go after fish and shrimp, if you go to a pet shop that sells them take a few moments and watch the fish in the tank with them, you will probably see a lot of the fish are going to have fin damage.
 

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I have owned a few crayfish, they usually don't mess with plants much unless they are hungry, but they will go after fish and shrimp, if you go to a pet shop that sells them take a few moments and watch the fish in the tank with them, you will probably see a lot of the fish are going to have fin damage.
I figured that would make them perfect for my semi aggressive fish. My fish would hopefully quickly learn not to mess with it. I feed pretty well, so I don't think they'd get too hungry

Is there a good online source for them?
 

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I love my GBR, I currently have 4 but will be adding 4-6 more once it warms up and so they can be mailed, if you decide to go with those check out what Mat13 has to offer, I bought some from him last year and they were simply amazing quality. His shipping is reasonable too.
 

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Speaking from experience (after having foolishly listened to an otherwise normally informed employee at my LFS) - the blue crays love to redecorate, and no matter how well fed they are, they WILL attack/kill/eat any fish that gives them the opportunity. Mine was ok during the day, but when the fish settled in after lights went out... I had swordtails, bolivian rams, and I honestly don't remember what else in that tank, and he killed at least one from every group in his couple days in that tank and did substantial damage to many others.

They also get very large. Mine doubled in size in the couple of months it took to find him a new home. They are cool critters, but they don't play well with others, they pretty much need a species tank.
 

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Well ... I had a wild crayfish once, and at the time I had 9 1" tiger barbs, once the cray fish molted, my barbs ate him ... I guess payback for all the harassment. Also, he did snip my plants all the time.
 

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Liveaquaria is the only "store" I have bought fish from online and the couple I have bought have been good quality. I mostly buy things from people here on TPT but it may be a little harder to find someone here that has crayfish. I want to say I have seen them on another website before, I will look it up and see what I can find.
 

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I have an Electric Blue Cray named Mr. Pinchy. He ignores plants because he loves to eat the Mollys. :)

If you want an Electric blue, there are some listed on Ebay and Amazon, you can PM me for the specific breeder where I got mine if you're interested.
 
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