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RichT 10-01-2006 05:57 PM

Freshwater Crustaceans
 
Anybody familiar with them and has any tips

Lupin 10-01-2006 06:01 PM

They're mostly shrimps but there are crabs and crayfish. Crayfish and crabs are not advisable to be mixed with fish. They will often eat and attack your fish and crabs are mostly brackish water.
If you want shrimps, there are cherry shrimps, Amano shrimps and bamboo shrimps.:thumbsup: They will not do well in soft water however as that makes their shells soft leaving them vulnerable to predation.

RichT 10-01-2006 06:03 PM

how about crawfish they're kinda cool but i have no idea how to care for them

Lupin 10-01-2006 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RichT
how about crawfish they're kinda cool but i have no idea how to care for them

Unless you have a spare tank which has no fish in it, you can't keep crayfish.
Feed them anything else you give them. I'd try to setup a breeding tank for guppies and put some guppy fry in the crayfish tank for the crayfish to eat. Just add more foods that you usually give to the fish. No veggies though as they're not vegetarians.

RichT 10-01-2006 06:15 PM

why not put them in w/ other fish?

joeshmoe 10-01-2006 06:41 PM

they would most likely eat them


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