View Full Version : self canibalism?

10-11-2007, 02:51 AM
My blue cray fish has shed its shell

but now its eating it????

is that normal? I tried to get a picture but he is in his cave

10-11-2007, 04:00 AM
It's completely normal. Most invertebrates consume at least part of their molts as a source of calcium.

10-11-2007, 04:04 AM
As Dave-Id stated, it is completely normal. Most likely the foods you have been providing have been low in calcium, so the cray is trying to replinish it's stock by eating the old exoskeleton.