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post #1 of 6 Old 11-16-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
Electric Blue Crawfish

Since my smaller fish sleep on the bottom of the tank, would they just be easy prey for a EBC?
Are there any issues with these guys?
There are several at my local fish store and they are beautiful. Would love to get one.

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-16-2013, 08:54 PM
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They certainly are beautiful. but are very mean. I have 2 and the only fish able to survive with them are rosy barbs. And I certainly don't trust them near my fingers..however they make such a lovely tank I don't regret it at all.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 11:40 PM
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Just a suggestion--have you considered an orange dwarf crayfish? (CPO). I have one, and have totally fallen in love. They are so fun to watch, entertaining, and cute to boot, bright orange! I think you'd be much better off with one of these than the Electric Blues. These are usually not aggressive, and I have one in my female betta tank with no problems whatsoever. I have red cherry shrimp in there too, but the cray is so slow to catch them, although the bettas do occasionally
I got mine on ebay. I paid $13 and change, and that included shipping!
She's very healthy, and 1.5 inches long. I love mine so much that I have ordered a male who will be arriving tomorrow! I think you'd be happier with one of these, as you'd have to be constantly worried about your EBC attacking your fish.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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Just a suggestion--have you considered an orange dwarf crayfish? (CPO). I have one, and have totally fallen in love. They are so fun to watch, entertaining, and cute to boot, bright orange! I think you'd be much better off with one of these than the Electric Blues. These are usually not aggressive, and I have one in my female betta tank with no problems whatsoever. I have red cherry shrimp in there too, but the cray is so slow to catch them, although the bettas do occasionally
I got mine on ebay. I paid $13 and change, and that included shipping!
She's very healthy, and 1.5 inches long. I love mine so much that I have ordered a male who will be arriving tomorrow! I think you'd be happier with one of these, as you'd have to be constantly worried about your EBC attacking your fish.
I completely agree! I have two of these in a couple tanks that i saved from my ornate bichir and i love them! They havent shown excessive agression and are loads smaller then my electric blue crays. The electric blues are a scary 5 inches each now while my CPOs are maybe 3/4s an inch now max.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-20-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
I am stunned that I could buy one of these on Ebay. I had no idea there was a fish trade there. I am new to this site so I guess I have a lot to learn.
I just ordered my 180 gallon tank and I am waiting to get the sump built. I will will look at the smaller crawfish.

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Oh, jealous! You'll have so much fun with a 180 gallon! I was also stunned to find you can buy shrimp, crabs, crays, and even fish on ebay. You won't be sorry if you get a CPO. Just watching their antics and mannerisms is addicting!

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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