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01-19-2008, 12:21 AM
isn't he cute

01-19-2008, 12:35 AM
Nice little ole crawdad you have there. Where did you get him? Make dead sure there's no way for him to crawl out, as crawl he will if he gets a chance, and there's nothing like a dried-up crawdad on the floor to excite the cats, kids and significant female other into a tizzie.
Welcome to AC, by the way.


01-19-2008, 12:38 AM
Yeah I speak from experience dont let him get out. It kind of scares people specifically my mom.

01-19-2008, 12:41 AM
I think I ate his brother once....

very nice picture IMO.

01-19-2008, 12:59 AM
awesome! reminds me of one of my old crays

01-19-2008, 02:30 AM
awesome crayfish you got there.....very cool :thumb:

Welcome to the forum!!!!:19:

01-19-2008, 04:42 AM
he's one of those pet store crayfish they sell as "blue lobsters" for aquariums, which is silly because they eat fish and like colder water, so you have to keep them in their own tank

he would have eaten someone's fish, and they would have gotten rid of him

that's why little guys like him are contaminating the local gene pool

01-19-2008, 04:44 AM
crays dont necessarily have to go in their own tank, with fast fish like danios the cray shouldnt be able to catch them

01-19-2008, 04:46 AM
oh, and about the escaping, i know about that, and have situated his plants and hides and things (and the water level) so that he can't get out

but soon he will be big enough to climb out the filter tube, so i'll block off any open spots in the lid soon

eventually i'll have to move him to a bigger tank, because he is in a 6.6 gallon, long, skinny tank

01-19-2008, 04:57 AM
they are so cool! i saw one at lfs last night. I contemplated getting one myself....

01-19-2008, 06:33 AM
he is cute. i have one also but mine has lost its claws :(. he/she is eating well and seems happy enough so it shouldnt be too long before they grow back thumbs2:

01-19-2008, 01:58 PM
Mine is in the 40 with convicts, mbunas, a couple loaches, sterbai cories, a rubberlip pleco, and the flowerhorn.

01-19-2008, 04:37 PM
he is cute. i have one also but mine has lost its claws :(. he/she is eating well and seems happy enough so it shouldnt be too long before they grow back thumbs2:

i think if you give him a little piece of raw eggshell his claws will grow back faster

01-19-2008, 04:53 PM
yeah, i've heard of people keeping them in communities without any trouble, but i don't want him chasing my wife's fantails

especially when he gets bigger

plus i think most people would be surprised at how active they are at night

they literally come out and play, and any fish that sleep or rest near the bottom or among the decorations are in danger of being snapped at or even caught and eaten if they are small enough

they also might simply chase your other fish while they are trying to sleep and stress them out

i love plecos, but wouldn't house one with a cray unless the tank was very very large

they tend to pick on each other, and a plec (especially a bigass common) can be dangerous to crays during moults, because plecos like to suck on the backs of crays


that said, i have no problem with what other people house together, some crays are lazy hermits that never bother their tankmates, and there are types of fish that do ok with crays for the most part


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02-26-2008, 12:14 PM
Levi you got some awesome pictures.. POTM next month... Go for it!!

02-26-2008, 02:03 PM
FYI: Their exoskeleton is made of chitin, not calcium, so eggshell's won't necessarily be of much benefit.

02-26-2008, 02:37 PM
I usually have a cray or 2 in most of my tanks to help with the cleaning. They end up being a meal for the Oscar or Piranha eventually, but do a good job cleaning while they're around!

03-22-2008, 03:37 AM
i think "Critter" might need a new name....

pretty sure it's a girl!