10 gallon crawfish tank

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by josh7, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. josh7

    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    My freind caught a crawdad today and went a bought a 10 gallon tank for it I already seeded it and he has the 1 crawfish it is a cambaridae camburus and he was wanting some type of care sheet and was wondering if he could add another to go with this one.
     
  2. allaboutfish

    allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

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    josh7

    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    Okay i will tell him not to add another one because of the territorial reasons.
     
  4. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Crayfish are cannibalistic. I didn't look up the species you stated, but unless it's a dwarf the 10 gallon is a temporary tank at best. They are excellent escape artists, though Ive only ever had them escape from 10 gallon tanks. Never in a 20 or 29. A 40 breeder is probably the smallest tank I would attempt two crayfish in.
     
  5. allaboutfish

    allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    some crayfish will work in a 10, but once it gets over 3 inches id upgrade it to 20 long. if he wants multiple crays in a 10 he should try CPO's (dwarf mexican orange crayfish). you could keep atleast 2 pairs in a 10 gallon.
     
  6. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    "working" to me means a permanent home. If you have to upgrade, then the old tank didn't work.

    I tried to keep several CPOs in a 10 and they, like their full size cousins, are cannibalistic. The biggest issue I had was keeping them from killing each other, which I did not manage to fix.

    I would personally try dwarf cajun crayfish instead of CPOs, as they are significantly cheaper.
     
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    josh7

    josh7Well Known MemberMember

    I will just tell him to stick to the one cray thanks for the input.
     
  8. allaboutfish

    allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    really? ive never heard they are cannavalistic, weird. anyway what i was saying, since he's unsure of the actual species then he could do by size and if it gets past 3 inches it should be upgraded, thats what i was trying to say.
     
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  10. allaboutfish

    allaboutfishWell Known MemberMember

    ok i believe you. i just thought one of the reasons they were so popular is bc they werent cannibalistic, but i guess i was wrong.
     
  11. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I didn't expect that to be the case, but it was with both the dwarf species and the regular ones.

    I hear that marmorkrebs are the exception, though.