View Full Version : Crayfish and plants... And a snail

04-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Crayfish and plants DO NOT MIX. My crayfish is a terror! It eats, pulls up or shreds my plants. It isn't too bad, and the crayfish is too pretty to be mad at. It also pulls apart the bulbs I was trying to sprout. There are pieces everywhere. And it is holding my new nertite snail hostage! I have taken the snail out of the CF's cave four or five times already. And everytime I look it is back with the cave. The CF doesen't seem to be trying to eat the snail at all. I don't know, very odd....


This is the CF's cave, with the snail in the back.

04-02-2010, 03:09 PM
I would expect the snail to be eaten by the CF one day.
They do like to shred plants!lol
They are best kept in a rocky tank.
That sure is a beauty though!thumbs2:

04-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Beautiful cray!

Z Fish Man
04-02-2010, 03:11 PM
Wow he's very pretty. He's probably trying to eat the snail but can't so he just leaves him in his cave lol.

04-02-2010, 03:18 PM
If he eats the snail then he eats the snail. But I never seen him try to eat the snail, and I watch the tank a lot. He just keeps it in the cave with him. Today the snail was aloud some time out.:hmm3grin2orange: He doesn't try to eat the anubias I have so I am going to try java fern. I have tons of it anyways. He is not eating the bulbs, just breaking them into pieces.

04-02-2010, 03:24 PM
I've read that some crayfish eat snails. I have the opposite problem as you. My nerite is moving around my bulbs.