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    i had some oscars but they just died :( all i have left is a 2.5 inch common pleco if i get a crayfish or blue lobster will it kill my young pleco

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    I have a pair of crayfish in my 75 along with a common pleco (and many other things) with no problems. If the tank was big enough for an oscar it should be big enough for the crayfish and pleco. Is it a common pleco?
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    yes it is a common

    are you sure the crawdad(s) won't kill my pleco remember he is only about 2.5 inches long hes a little guy

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    my wife has a big crayfish 4" plus,nothing has escaped being chewed on by him.If your crayfish gets a hold of your plec he will be bitten.

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    have a redlobst cray with one common pleco and 2 feeder goldfish in10 gal. all is fine so far. just give the cray lots of hidding places.
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    The 10g is a really bad idea. For a crasyfish id go for a 20g long nothing smaller and even bigger for a blue lobster. Same with red lobster..

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    Cray fish are extremely strong for their size.If you do get one make sure he is about half to three quarters the size of your pleco. Becuase If the crayfish got a hold of your pleco It would probaly Injure it or worse eat it.

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    Just think about how you would feel being caught in those pinschers and decided if you want to put your pleco through that. Especially such a small pleco like you have. IF worse comes to worse. your little lobster can cut him in half and kill him.

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    I checked your profile and a 10g isn't big enough for a crayfish OR a common pleco. Especially too big for 2 scars and a florida soft shell turtle.

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    If you live in Florida. I've heard of people digging a pond in their back yard an putting Oscars in it.

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