Electric Blue Crayfish
Hi I was at the LFS today and noticed that they had an Electric Blue Crayfish in stock. This really caught my eye, and having just received a 55 gallon, I have room for it. I have a couple of questions on crayfish in general.
A- What do they eat?
B- Will they harm my fish?
C- Are they hardy?
D- Would you recommend them for a community tank?
Thanks for any help, and since the crayfish is 20 dollars, my decision to purchase the crayfish is based solely upon the posts you leave.
If only someone could answer our question.
-Crayfish are opportunistic omnivores. Crayfish will eat anything, meat, fish, plants, flake food, pellets, fish poop, other crayfish, they will try to eat anything! They are scavangers and hunters
-probably will but if you get fast top swimming fish it may not catch them. marble crayfish have a better reputation with other fish than most crayfish, but thats not a Guarantee he wont eat it. They will eat dead fish.
-yes, they can survive many different water parameters
-No, The only crayfish you MIGHT be able to use that I can think of that are more safe for community tank are marbled crayfish or Dwarf crayfish.
thanks a lot
my fish look pregnant
my fish look pregnant or are they dieng or just over fed
I heard that the rule is 10 gallons per crayfish but a worker at the LFS told me that I could easily fit one or two into a 5.5 gallon with no problems, what do you think? They aren't too big.
Is it ok to mix an electric blue crayfish with a plain brown one?
How long should you cycle a tank before adding a crayfish?
Sure. As I already said it is a 55 gallon. There are: 2 dojo loaches, 12 zebra danios, around 5 cories, and some small pink rainbows. This is what I have in there currently but soon I think I will be mixing it up and getting some new fish and kicking out the danios.
Pretty sure the crayfish might mess with the dojos or cories
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