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encountr 02-24-2013 04:15 PM

a new addition.... that got removed
 
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Hi all

Just bought a Procambarus Clarkii ( a white louisiana crayfish)
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I switched him tank this morning and he now shares a 10g with a single male platy.

I added him to my 55g friday evening and all seemed good enough.
Went to bed and first thing i know when i woke up was that all my anachranis were ALL cut at least in half. Lollll
ALLThe other plants were all floating arround but uncut and nice.

I replanted them all and watch him climbimg them and still shreading them apart.
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Even with green vegies he would prefer to chew on anachranis....

This guys is to amazing to look at i decided not to return it and keep him in my qt 10g for now... Till i get a plantless setup.

I might also try to use the 10g to find plants that the cray will not feed on..... Now testing some plants and will report what i find out.

Bye for now

fish monger 02-24-2013 04:25 PM

Didn't know they did that.

MoneyMitch 02-24-2013 05:06 PM

haha so crazy what some aquarium creatures will do!

encountr 02-24-2013 05:20 PM

Yeah well ive been reading on them for the last week or so and i was expecting thet to happen... Some story were all went good with plants and others were the cray would eat them all... I had to take a chance ;-)

It realy is cool to watch walk arround and grab for any food left overs and vegetable i feed him with.
Very nice creature.

Romad 02-24-2013 05:46 PM

I'd keep him and let him keep trimming the plants :)

encountr 02-24-2013 06:45 PM

Trimming plants is fine, but shreading them does quite a mess on the substrat and also, its destroying my fry hide outs...

It was a show to watch when my chinese alges eater realised that he had to share his territory with a crayfish. The cray snaped him once and war was over as fast as it started. They both agree on the cave they would call their own.

Its a shame... I think i will rearrange my 55g with floating plants and put the guy back in...
I have to fix that. They realy are cool to watch interact with fishies :-D

Romad 02-24-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by encountr (Post 1443462)
Trimming plants is fine, but shreading them does quite a mess on the substrat and also, its destroying my fry hide outs...

It was a show to watch when my chinese alges eater realised that he had to share his territory with a crayfish. The cray snaped him once and war was over as fast as it started. They both agree on the cave they would call their own.

Its a shame... I think i will rearrange my 55g with floating plants and put the guy back in...
I have to fix that. They realy are cool to watch interact with fishies :-D

Yeah - I was just making a lame joke :-D I think the crayfish is awesome!


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