however the only thing I know is that it needs 20 gallons. I have a 20 gallon tank set up, with filtration and live plants, as well as a cave. What else do I need? Does it need a heater? What do I feed it? PLS HELP IM VERY INTERESTED IN OWNING ONE!!!
This is a write up about Jeffrey Brooks, a 24-year-old man who died in 1996 from a shotgun wound on a crayfish farm in Queensland, Australia. Authorities officially concluded Jeffrey’s death was the result of the gun accidentally discharging while he was retrieving it from his truck, however many over the years have claimed this story does not align with the known evidence and point to suspicious activity on the crayfish farm in the months prior to his death. Queensland’s workplace compensation department later conducted their own major investigation, concluding Jeffrey’s death was in fact “not an accident”.
I am writing about this case because it is from my lifelong home state of Queensland, Australia and I don’t think many people outside our area know about this crazy convoluted tale. Although, our newspaper the Courier Mail did do a very good in-depth 7-part investigative podcast covering this case, which is w... keep reading on reddit ➡
Crayfish are not native to Arizona. Yet, they are everywhere. In my local city, who can I contact to try and start a program to control their population?
I saw someone posted a picture with 25lbs of crayfish on social media. I tried to ask the person where did he catch them but it's very unlikely he would reply.
Crayfish is an invading specie to NV waters and I shall eat them.
Can anyone share good spots of catching them with me? I do have experience to catch, clean and cook them, but the only spot I have gone to was in Utah.
I been seeing really cool pictures and videos of people’s crayfish and they seem to have really cool personalities. I have neo shrimp in a 15 gal tank and another 120 gal with a mixture of fish so I’m not completely new to the hobby. I have read that my cray will need his own tank so I am setting up a 10 gal to get it cycling. If anyone has time and wants to pass on some advice I’d really appreciate it, I want to make sure to give my new pet the best home I can.
Any advice on where to buy one?
Do they do better with sponge filters like shrimp or will they need something like an aqua clear?
I was planning on using a sand or plant substrate. Is there something that’s better for them?
Do they enjoy live plants or will they cut them off?
Any specific ‘kinds’ for lack of a better word that need specific care that a beginner should avoid?
Any other tips from people who love these little guys??
Thanks so much!!
A few days ago I got an Electric Blue Crayfish who I named Jacques. Jacques started out being pretty active and goofy, moving rocks around, sitting on the roof of his house, sitting on his treasire chest. However, I have not seen him eating ONCE. (I even gave him a cucumber slice at one point but he just used it to block the doorway of his house).
Last night I found him on his back, so I helped him back up. He was moving really slowly, but was still jumping around if I got too close. He crawled behind his chest and hadn't moved from that spot all night. Now he's barely moving at all, just little twitches on his antenna and little bits of wiggling on his one leg.
I've heard this could be him molting? But I'm just concerned for the little guy, especially since I've noticed the water looks a bit cloudy. (I've cleaned it already but it dirtied up again real quick. Yes, I have a filter.)
Any help? New to crayfish.
Edit: Jacques didn't make it. There was a lot of stuff I wasn't aware I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently got a electric blue yabbie who was super active especially at night.
just yesterday night, he escaped his tank and fell ways away down but doesn’t seem to have any injuries (not sure how to post pictures for you guys to see how far he fell). He wasn’t out for long as luckily I heard a a noise as if something hit another surface. Not long after I went to check on my yabbie as I liked to observe his behaviour when I can’t sleep (This was at 5am), I noticed he was missing.
Long story short, I found him behind my cupboard (still wet) and rinsed him off and put him back into his tank. He was still somewhat feisty when I held him (he was flapping his tail trying to get away) and when I put him back into the tank, he didn’t move for a short while. He’d move a bit and then stop and stays in one position. Everytime id approach he’d quickly turn around to face me as if he was super scared of me.
fast forward to today, I noticed that he wasn’t eating and occasionally (did t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a dazzling blue boy named Lenny, and I've seen a few sites that show you that you can play with your crayfish out of the tank. Will this cause unnecessary stress on the crayfish, or would this be enriching for him?
I want to get a ghost crayfish or a thunderbolt crayfish and was wondering if a 10 gallon would be fine for just one with no tank mates since I have one already. I would get a bigger tank if it does need more space. Also if I don’t end up getting a bigger tank what are some good species for a 10 gallon?
This is a write up about Jeffrey Brooks, a 24-year-old man who died in 1996 from a shotgun wound on a crayfish farm in Queensland, Australia. Authorities officially concluded Jeffrey’s death was the result of the gun accidentally discharging while he was retrieving it from his truck, however many over the years have claimed this story does not align with the known evidence and point to suspicious activity on the crayfish farm in the months prior to his death. Queensland’s workplace compensation department also conducted their own major investigation, concluding Jeffrey’s death was in fact “not an accident”.
Part Three – Motives & The Alternate Theory
Alright, I think it is... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone know a place I could buy bulk crayfish? Looking to try a boil party so enough for 8-10 Adults.
Hey guys, I had a blue crayfish who had eggs on her for about 3-4 weeks. She mostly stayed in her cave for that time period, only coming out to grab algae wafers. I saw her out of her cave recently and the eggs were gone. Plz help.
I can't sell them and I can't keep all of them unfortunately. I have isolated the mother for now, and I'm wondering if culling the babies immediately by putting them in the freezer would be humane.
I know it’ll be expensive, but I’d like to try lobster while the prices are a bit lower. What are my restaurant options?
Hello folks! I have what I think is a red swamp crayfish who came into the local Petco mixed in with their feeder goldfish. Got him for free because he was a tagalong, so no real concept of the breed. His name is Sir Pinchington, Pinchy for short, and it's been fun watching him grow. He's molted several times since I got him 1.5 years ago, usuallly he gradually darkens and reddens, then molts into a soft green before darkening again. Here is a picture showing his feistiness as he watches and waits for food to appear. I've had his current setup going for around 3 months, before that he was in a ten gallon until he got too fat to live comfortably there.
And, just for the record, Here's one more of him standing atop his log cave
The last few weeks he has been very sluggish in his PVC "cave" that I made for him, slumped down and only perking up when I disturb him for water changes or dropping food in - but he do... keep reading on reddit ➡
I grew up in Arizona and the lakes and rivers there were full of crayfish. You could end up with enough for a decent sized little boil after a night of just catching them by hand. Since I've moved to Vermont almost everyone I've asked has no experience with them and those that do just used them for bait.
I was wondering if anyone else had tried their hand at actually catching them to eat? Are there any good locations or recommendations that yeild a good haul? Is there a season for them? I live right by the Winooski so I was thinking that might be a good place to drop a couple traps and try my luck.
I recently set up two 5 gallons and was wondering if I could fit a crayfish in one since I have always wanted one.
Hi yall, i have been looking to find suitable sand for my crayfish and i was wondering if coral sand is fine for crayfish. Im currently using artificial white sand and planning to switch to more natural looking sand but im worried that coral sand isnt suitable for crayfishes. Need some advice on what type of substrate is best for crays. 😊😄
It recently passed away and I'm not sure why in the morning it ate a algae pill like normal and we went away for a couple hours and I just look over and it's laying on its side not moving I thought maybe it was shedding but it had no cracks no nothing so I thought it died and I was getting it out and it slowly moved it's pinchers and legs sort of moves his hairs on his mouth so we put it in a separate tank with air filter and it passed away and it stopped moving it had air the pH and tempature was all normal it had food every other day and a lot of times are some of the food that was on the ground. And it was fine any answers? I can't find anything