My friend has an aquarium with a white crayfish, for a couple of the first months the crayfish was hiding in its hiding space about 1/2 of the time so you see it sometimes, but in the last 2 months nobody saw it, it didn't escape it is just in the hiding space and probably hasn't eaten and the one who eats it's food is a pleco.
The biggest problem is that the hiding is a large decorative seashell and you can't see the crayfish inside and it stays inside even if you lift it, I tried a week ago to remove the shell from the aquarium and half submerge it I a small container but there where white fungus covered balls that washed out, it is probably eggs and the reason it hid. I do not want to scrape it out with a tool forcefully get it out but I do want to see it since it is a decrative aquarium in the middle of the living room.
What can I do?
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a friend of mine acquired this crayfish around a year ago from someone who left it with her suddenly (lol) so she has no idea what it is. sorry the picture isn't better, it's just what she has. he's in a ~20 gallon freshwater tank. she said he's molted twice and is usually brighter blue after he molts and has gotten bigger since she's had him. we've tried googling to no avail so i was wondering if anyone could help us identify him. thanks!
moved here recently from missisisppi i wana try to catch some for a small boil curious if nc is a ok place to catch them in traps? i got a few traps id set inc reeks ect
I'm sorry, I sound bitter or mad it's because I really really am. I spent a month helping him prepare his tank for shrimp and he decided that the water tests are too hard so he picked out some guppies and corys at petco and threw them in the tank with just a couple plants. Then he decided on the spot in another store he wants a crayfish, so now it's eaten all but two of the fish (he started with like 6, plus he had like 3 snails). He's my brother and I do love him, but he's 12 years old and extremely irresponsible. They just got him a hamster and he does not keep the cage clean, but they give him aquariums which require far more upkeep than a hamster? My parents tend to treat pets, especially aquarium pets, like entertainment or accessories. Like how my mom keeps throwing more fish and snails into her tank with two red ear turtles and just shrugging when several get eaten. Basically what I'm saying is that I need to keep what I get and suggest on the somewhat cheap side unless I can de... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! I couldn't find anything with a Google search so I'm hoping maybe somebody here can solve my issue. I have a white crayfish who I believe is a female. I'm no expert, but I've compared her to photos of crayfish sex organs and female is the best guess I can make. She molted successfully a week after I got her, I presume due to better tank conditions (she was an impulse purchase from PetSmart), but now has red eyes? Before her molt she had beautiful big round black eyes, but now they're smaller and reddish in color. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal after a molt? They've stayed red about two weeks post-molt now. Could this be due to water issues like PH, oxygen,calcium, or diet ? The bulk of her diet is hikari crab cuisine and she loves it. She also gets small pieces of freeze dried shrimp (made by Icelandic pet treats) and is a huge fan of celery. She's tried cilantro, but dislikes it. She's perfectly active and not very skittish, she's also fairly docile. She has a f... keep reading on reddit ➡
For the past 6 months I’ve been keeping a wild crayfish as a pet. He’s in a 2 gallon tank, half full with no filter or live plants (he does have rocks and a hide though). I feed him the occasional meat scrap, carrots, and apple. I do a full water change every 2 weeks and use untreated tap water. By some miracle he has survived 6 months this way. You guys are probably horrified rn because I take it this is really bad crayfish husbandry. What kind of setup do I need before I get a blue cray?
I was hoping I could get some help in setting up a Crayfish only 55 gallon aquarium? The tank will be in my basement on it's own stand. I also don't plan to gouse any other fish in this tank.
I think Crayfish are super adorable and really fascinating, but I'm not well versed in their care in captivity. My biggest concern (obviously I have many lol) is knowing how many to house together and water perimeters. If you guys have links to any resources where I could learn more about their care, or even just your own experiences and tips I'd appreciate you sharing that with me.
(It'll be a bit until I purchase any Crayfish since I want to be fully prepared to care for them)
I don’t even know how! She’s a marmorkreb, so she reproduced with herself, but what I don’t get is how she has babies?? She is tiny!! Less than two inches long!! And that’s including claws!!! She is housed with 5 other equally small Marmorkrebs... is it possible that she isn’t actually bearing babies but instead just having some sort of fake baby? There’s no way she’s sexually mature, she’s way too itty-bitty! She did have a traumatic event recently, if that provides any info. Water parameters are perfect, too, although the ph is a bit high, at 7.5.
Quick question so I have a 2 crayfish and the keep on having babies and literally flooding my tank with baby cray fish. I feel really bad because a lot of the babies dont end up making it but there are some that do. Unfortunately I dont have the space to keep two separate tanks (one for the one I know is a female and one for the other crayfish). How would I be able to rehome one of the adult crayfish and the remaining babies?
Anybody know a good place where I can get some in the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area?
As I've posted before, I have searched all of my towns creeks here in Alabama without seeing a single crayfish, but have had luck in my local park.
Here I discovered several burrowing crayfish that lived in little swamps that were formed at the end of creek beds- there were many groups of these crayfish just feet away from the creeks.
Today, while I was walking at the park, I saw what has to be the biggest crayfish I have ever seen in one of the ponds. I don't think it was of the same species, as it had different claws and different coloration.
Any info on stillwater crayfish species? I knew of creek and burrower species, but this blew my mind.
Usually my crayfish love peas and pellet food, and I only feed them bloodworms once in awhile. But it seems that now it doesn’t want to eat the peas and pellet food, he will just leave the food there. And he only eats when it’s bloodworms
Hey guys, while I do find all the crayfish things (pets mostly) adorable and fascinating, is there any among you who actively catches and eats them? I know there are some of you who study them too! I'm in Montana, and am hoping it thaws soon enough cuz I wanna try my hand at crayfishing here soon, any advice? I have the trap ready to go!
Hi everyone. Jungian dream interpretation would be greatly appreciated.
I was in someone's home. Lots of people gathered in the living room. Someone was playing a video game. I think it was breath of the wild. A female I don't know kept asking me about game mechanics. I tried explaining. I was impressed with how curious she was about the game and willing to learn .
As I am explaining I feel something crawling in my hair. I bend down and a baby lobsters or crayfish falls out of my hair. I was curious but not scared. Couldn't figure where they where coming from. More fell on my head which is when I look up and see them crawling on ceiling. I was annoyed because I knew this meant the spring warm weather was waking up bugs. I walk to kitchen and see deer in backyard thru screen door.
I tell my mother in law about deer. She looks out and sees that one of the deer is laying right at the door step. My brother walks in and sees the deer and decides to go pet one that was sleeping on our p... keep reading on reddit ➡
The first crayfish i had was a killing machine and when he passed away i got a new little buddy and i have had him for about 5 months now and hes totally non agressive and hasn't killed any of the fish yet. Is it normal for them to be non agressive like that?
Hello, so finally after long 6 months of waiting, one of my crayfish got berried, i just would like to ask how long it takes to see If eggs are fertile? Now they look like Milk cream.
Who's the likely candidate to kill the other or a cichlid? I want one of these guys for my 75 gallon mbuna cichlid tank. It has alot of hiding places.