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post #1 of 11 Old 12-09-2009, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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red top zebra with crab?

Hey guys i finally got my fish today i got 2 zebras and 4 of a differant breed. dunno what they are ill find out tomoz.

if i was to put a crab in the tank would it get eaten? or are there way around this
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-09-2009, 09:17 PM
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What type of crab? how big are the fish? Alot of crayfish and crab species are made to catch fish so I would be warry. On the other hand, I have seen certain types of crays get along fine with mbunas. Usually the rambunctious mbunas keep the crays in check. But you must make sure the fish are big enough not to be eatin.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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im not sure what sort of crab to get. what would be the best. the red tops are about 2.5 - 3cm there babies.
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 06:20 AM
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Research the crabs, many need area to get out of the water and some do best in brackish water. Crayfish are largely herbivores but will kill and eat fish that they can slip up on after lights are off ,which is when they are most active.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Research the crabs, many need area to get out of the water and some do best in brackish water. Crayfish are largely herbivores but will kill and eat fish that they can slip up on after lights are off ,which is when they are most active.
Well put. I think your fish are a bit too small to add a crab or a crayfish. Wati until they put on size. And I would get a crayfish instead. Some of them aren't as good as catching fish but that dosen't mean they can't. Also as stated, many crabs in the hobby either need a place to get on land or brakish water which will not suit you.

I would definatly do some research on this one.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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ok cool. wheres the best place to find this stuff out?
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umm google?
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 04:28 PM
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if i remember correctly, a website named Planetinverts has alot of good info on different species of crays, not so sure about the crabs, though.........
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-10-2009, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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umm google?
google?? never herd of it.
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google?? never herd of it.
I would go to the website fishin pole suggested. It's probably better.
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