Thread: crawfish gender
01-16-2011, 12:04 AM #1
I'm new to this group.
I got a hair about crawfish and have bought several big ones.
By acciendent have breeded a few who have grown up and lost a few because while they tryed to molt, got ate.
Mostly I need direction on tell with pictures how to tell a FEMALE.
My fry all lived but a "pearling" one some how lost her eggs even though she
had a nice self built hiding place.
Should I use one of those glass dividers in the tank to seperate her from the
Glad to be here.and hope for some replies.
01-16-2011, 07:45 PM #2
Welcome to the forum!
Crayfish will prey on each other, so it really isn't ideal to have more than 1 per 30 gallons. Obviously if you are okay with them eating each other that's not a problem.
Females have what looks like a couple of craters - one on each side, inbetween the 2nd and 3rd set of legs. Or it's the 3rd and 4th. In either case, those little dimples are where the male inserts his parts. Males have a small extension on each side, again underneath between the 2nd and 3rd set of legs.125 - big fish - BGK
125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
10 - female pink convict
5 - betta/ADFs
QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L
01-22-2011, 11:18 PM #3
since my frist thread I found that I'm a proud father of at least 5 frys.
Another one will peral shortly....(because I caught them at it RIGHT IN FRONT of the tank) They have NO shame.
By the way.....why is there a "no spam face on my first thread and how do I get rid of it?
01-23-2011, 12:01 AM #4Originally Posted by rod.stumpf
It's too late to edit your first post, so unfortunately you're stuck with the emote.
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of the act