View Full Version : cray without nippers????

01-01-2008, 03:19 AM
so i went out and bought some small red clawed crayfish yesterday for my turtle to eat and my friend and i felt guilty lol so she took one and i took one as pets, and i put mine into his/her little tank and noticed its missing its two nippers. its probably from a fight with a stronger crayfish no doubt. can they live without nippers or do they grow back? is there a hope for crabby (name thanx to my 5 yr old) or would i have been better off leaving him to the turtle?

01-01-2008, 03:30 AM
by nippers do you mean claws? if so yes they will grow back

01-01-2008, 05:46 AM
yeah his claws sorry lol. cool im glad they will grow back. thanx cocoa

01-01-2008, 05:51 AM
i had a electric blue crayfish a few years ago and remember reading they will grow back after fights.

no prob

01-02-2008, 03:05 AM
yeah they do grow back.

01-02-2008, 03:39 PM
We buy crayfish every once in awhile to throw in the tanks to help keep them clean until they get eaten. The first time we bought some, the fish store we got them at actually cut part of the claws to prevent them from catching our other fish. We didn't know until we got home, so we asked them about it when we went back. Well, the Piranha didn't eat the crayfish for a few months, and the claws were definatly growing back before they had him for lunch. So I wouldn't worry to much about it!

01-02-2008, 10:36 PM
eeeeeeeeeexcellent, i am growing fond or the little dude/dudette. :41:

01-30-2008, 05:45 PM
The claws will grow back after two to three moults. By the sounds of it they are quite young (small) so this will only take a few months as they moult more often when they are young.

04-01-2008, 02:23 AM
Does that include lags too, I have one missing one.

04-01-2008, 04:58 AM
yeah they will grow back crayfish make great pets arkie they are super interisting to watch

04-01-2008, 05:19 AM
lol, 3 month old thread, but im not sure if legs grow back

04-01-2008, 05:44 AM
ohhh haha didnt even notice

04-01-2008, 11:17 AM
The last post asking about the legs was from last night.:hmm3grin2orange:

04-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Don't they use their claws to shovel food into their mouths. I could see getting buy with out 1, but 2 claws missing, how would they eat?