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Caught a small crayfish
It's no longer then 4 inches, could I put it in my 29 gallon community tank with
4 black tetras
2 neon tetras
2 orange-finned tetras
Will it eat shrimp pellets?
when you say that you caught one, do you mean you found it out in the wild? if so then maybe yes but watch out for parasites or any other unwanted friends
You should treat it first before putting it in your tank because if it has any kind of diseases it can kill your other fish
I have had crawfish over the years and they will eat just about anything.
I've also never had them bother any fish in my tropical set up. I think my loaches dined on few when they were molting:)
Thanks for the help, I have him in a 2 gallon tank by himself temporarily.
The neon tetras would be food for sure, and the other tetras likely would be, too. Neons sleep on the bottom. Crayfish tend towards the nocturnal and are opportunistic feeders. Deadly combo.
I have a wild crayfish in my tank. It lives relatively peacefully with my gourami, danios and algae eater, but these are all relatively fast (or large) fishes. It will eat almost anything and I don't feed mine anything other than what it scavenges from the bottom. During the daytime it likes to hide, so make sure there are plenty of hiding places. Mine spends most of the day under the driftwood in my tank. Luckily mine didn't have any parasites or diseases, but treatment is definitely a good course to follow.
we have a small river crawfish in a tank by himself and he eats shrimp pellets like its going out of style
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