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SharkBait1992
05-04-2010, 07:01 AM
my parents have two crayfish in our downstairs 55gal tank. due to my clown knife fish recently dying i was thinking about getting a couple for my 10 gal in my room, the only fish in there now is a 3 inch algae eater. do you think they would be okay in the tank together? i worry that the crayfish might go after my algae eater

Irish2539
05-04-2010, 07:14 AM
Two crayfish wouldn't work in a 10gal in the long run... personally i think its two small for 1... i kept a crayfish in a 10gal and it just grew to large for the tank His cave was pretty much the tank!! I upgraded it to a 20gal and it was perfect.. Maybe get 1 and eventually upgrade the tank when u feel its outgrown it.

What algae eater is it..? pleco.

SharkBait1992
05-04-2010, 07:19 AM
that sounds like a good idea ive been saving up for a bigger tank anyways

my algae eater is not a pleco im not sure exactly what kind it is
here's a pic:
http://si.dailybooth.com/pictures/large/2d634cfd63a14e2b1c26d50bdb72daec_4646747.jpg

Irish2539
05-04-2010, 07:47 AM
Ah Chinese algae eater.... These guys get pretty aggressive as they get bigger, might be ok with crayfish, they are tough fish.

SharkBait1992
05-04-2010, 07:51 AM
yea this guy survived whatever sickness/parasite that killed my clown knife, though im gonna wait a bit to make sure the tank is disease and parasite free

Irish2539
05-04-2010, 08:53 AM
Just bare in mind if u decide not to get crayfish you have to be careful which fish u add with a CAE.. Mine terrorized a few fish in a 211gal.. i eventually rehomed him, he was 5.5 inch. Even if u upgrade to 20gal ur gonna have problems.. they aren't really suitable for small tanks.

SharkBait1992
05-04-2010, 08:59 AM
definitely will thanks for the advice

Cococrunch
05-04-2010, 09:04 AM
I think you can Keep a Dwarf Cray in there personally.

SharkBait1992
05-04-2010, 09:22 AM
i was reading some forums and i was thinking about getting some freshwater shrimp of dawrf crayfish