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MrBishop 12-09-2009 06:48 PM

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

rrcoolj 12-09-2009 08:17 PM

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.

MrBishop 12-10-2009 05:04 AM

im not sure what sort of crab to get. what would be the best. the red tops are about 2.5 - 3cm there babies.

1077 12-10-2009 05:20 AM

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.

rrcoolj 12-10-2009 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 287645)
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.

MrBishop 12-10-2009 05:43 AM

ok cool. wheres the best place to find this stuff out?

rrcoolj 12-10-2009 03:07 PM

umm google?

Fishin Pole 12-10-2009 03:28 PM

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.........

MrBishop 12-10-2009 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by rrcoolj (Post 287870)
umm google?

google?? never herd of it.;-)

rrcoolj 12-10-2009 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBishop (Post 287949)
google?? never herd of it.;-)

:lol: I would go to the website fishin pole suggested. It's probably better.


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