Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default breeding crawfish


    0 Not allowed!
    8O well I was fishing and saw some crawfish swimming and picked them up with my net. and so on. well they didn't like the tank at first now they do it's 55 gal well the other day it looked they were fighting but well I guess maybe they were havin sex so now i wonder if anyone knows what to do with baby crawfish is there any thing to make them not get eattin by my sunfish and or my goldfish because the male or the big craw fish have no problem attacking the fish but I think that teddy my sunfish my want to snack on them because he eats everything i put worms woodticks small minnows you name it he will eat it. so help me if you know what to do with baby crawfish.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    33

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Cool


    0 Not allowed!
    ok first wate tell u see babys under the females tail move the female in a new tank a ten gallon willl work then wen the babys move of the mom move mom back in the 55 ok now feed the babys crushed flakes or small worm or blood worms or sinking pelets or dead guppys or enything then wate for them to gro feed 2 times a day and youl be fine happy to help ps if u have lots uf hiding spots youn wont need to move them.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    265

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to AC! - Agassizii   glad you joined! - Lab_Rat   hiya - Jacko   Cyprinid. - Thanks. - VoidParadigm   North American fish expert - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    If your crayfish were belly-to-belly, then they were mating. If they were not, they likely were fighting. It pretty easy to differentiate females from breeding stage males. Male will have their first set of swimmerettes modified into 'hooks'.

    Anyway, the advice you've gotten is pretty good. Although I would caution about moving berried females. Many times a change in water parameters will trigger a molt. If the female molts, she loses the brood. A ten gallon tank would be perfect, but make sure that the water you put in that tank is water from the 55 gallon and you try not to stress the female. A more sound practice of breeding crays would be to have both the male and female in the ten gallon, then remove the male. This way the female has zero stress on her and should not abort her brood. Luckily, if she does abort, she can reproduce 2 more times from the previous mating. I would feed algae wafers to crays as the primary diet.
    Support your local ichthyofauna - buy a fishing license!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ypsilanti, Michigan
    Posts
    6,851

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199   Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz   Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime   Birthday Beer. - gadget228   Sending healing vibes to your Oscar - Silbar   
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    five year old thread, folks!
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
    125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
    75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
    60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    265

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to AC! - Agassizii   glad you joined! - Lab_Rat   hiya - Jacko   Cyprinid. - Thanks. - VoidParadigm   North American fish expert - Aeonflame   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sure. Shows what a lemming I am... :)
    Last edited by UncleWillie; 02-18-2011 at 02:49 AM.
    Support your local ichthyofauna - buy a fishing license!

Similar Threads

  1. trying to keep crawfish alive
    By downtownoffice1 in forum Invertebrates
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 08:03 PM
  2. Breeding Crawfish
    By redviper748 in forum Breeding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-26-2006, 07:39 PM
  3. Breeding crayfish
    By William in forum Invertebrates
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-18-2006, 07:54 AM
  4. breeding tank sand or gravel?
    By darknight in forum Malawi cichlids
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-16-2006, 03:03 PM
  5. Todays Article Pictures 2
    By William in forum Chatterbox
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 06:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •