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post #1 of 2 Old 02-21-2009, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Should I separate a crawdad from its fry?

Sorry in advance but I really couldnt decide whether to post in Inverts or Fish Breeding but its a question and it needs askin so w/e.

I was recently told that I should separate a parent from its fry at around 4 weeks of age or the parent will eventually eat them. Truth be told its been roughly 5 weeks since they have hatched and I have seen them swim around freely but I have not personally seen this(the incestral carnage) happen. I cant really find enough info on the net so I would feel safer asking someone with experience if I should leave them be or do as I was told and separate them?
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-05-2009, 09:25 PM
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For most species you should seperate them.

10 gallon tank - 2 Ghost shrimp, fry, 1 Soft shell turtle, 5 crayfish, 1 baby catfish
10 gallon tank - 1 marbled crayfish in berry
50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

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