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post #11 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 06:26 PM
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What kind of crayfish? Those are really aggressive normally. They will kill your fish. Cloudy white? New filter media? I only see that when I'm cycling a new tank. My tank will also get cloudy white if I disturb the substrate enough (ecocomplete) but it goes away after a short while.

I have a crayfish and a betta. I almost put a betta in the same tank as the crayfish until I saw my crayfish react to a snail around his hiding corner. Crayfish are very slow but my betta likes to sleep near the bottom of his tank under or nearby a plant and a crayfish can sneak up and do some damage, especially a larger one around a smaller fish. Mine is a dwarf orange and probably wont kill any 3 inch fish, but he can hurt them a small bit. Other crayfish species are much bigger though.


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post #12 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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I have blue baby crayfish. Im not sure what the specific name is for them.
I also got an ammonia test kit and got a reading of .25
i think ill do another small water change tomorrow and retest.
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 08:39 PM
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I have blue baby crayfish. Im not sure what the specific name is for them.
I also got an ammonia test kit and got a reading of .25
i think ill do another small water change tomorrow and retest.
hmm You plan on keeping that crayfish in there? He's going to get kinda big and may go after your other fish. They can be pretty aggressive. When get gets big enough he would probably enjoy a guppy for lunch.

That ammonia is looking scary there. That tank was cycled?
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I can remove them if they start going after the fish, theyre still really small right now. The 'parents' of the crayfish were only about 3 inches long.

Yes the tank was cycled, my aunt had it for over 5 years. I think adding all my fish at once caused the ammonia problem. glad i figured it out now before all the fish died.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 09:36 PM
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Goldfish are pretty messy, I wonder if he pooped a bunch hehehehe.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-25-2012, 02:07 PM
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The goldfish alone will need at least a 29 gal tank just for swimming space and due to the large volume of waste they produce. Removing the goldfish will go a long way to reducing your ammonia problem. Plus, when it is fully grown it will probably make a snack out of the tetra and guppies. Average size for the common and comet goldfish is about 8 to 10 inches long, and the average size for a fancy goldfish is 6 to 8 inches long. That's more than large enough to make a snack out of small fish.

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post #17 of 17 Old 11-02-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks to everyone that helped, my tank is back to normal!! my ammonia levels are back to 0. fish are looking happy and healthy again!
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