Blue Cray Fish Care

Anthony DiMezza
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what do I need to to put in the tank (especially how much gravel cause I heard they like to burrow under the gravel) and water conditions to make a nice environment for him. and yes I know they're escape artist lol
 
Gundy1024
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Water conditions are pretty much the same as your basic tropical fish. I have an Electric Blue in my 60 galloncommunity tank. It has about 2 inches of gravel/sand mix with driftwood and a small cave setup. He has done well in the tank and aside from tearing up most of my plants I have been pretty happy with him. He has cleared out a few places he likes to hide, but for the most part he hangs out in the caves.
 

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Anthony DiMezza
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Water conditions are pretty much the same as your basic tropical fish. I have an Electric Blue in my 60 galloncommunity tank. It has about 2 inches of gravel/sand mix with driftwood and a small cave setup. He has done well in the tank and aside from tearing up most of my plants I have been pretty happy with him. He has cleared out a few places he likes to hide, but for the most part he hangs out in the caves.
is putting sand mixed with gravel necessary or will he be okay with just gravel?
 
Gundy1024
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He will be fine with gravel, I just have the sand as a bottom layer for my plants.
 
Anthony DiMezza
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
is alkaline/calcium/ iodine levels important in a blue cray tank? alos what are the recommended levels for everything( kh, gh, tds ect..)
 
Lonefishkeeper
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Yes it is VERY IMPORTANT!!

Magnesium calcium and iodine and other minerals are important
 
Anthony DiMezza
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
is there a way to include magnesium/iodine in there diet instead of constantly testing it and adding it? like I know calcium I can just incorporate in there diet.
 
Lonefishkeeper
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Crayfish do get calcium from their diets but get it mostly from the water
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • #9
I recommend using HikarI Crab Cuisine

It has lots of things crayfish need
 
Anthony DiMezza
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I recommend using HikarI Crab Cuisine

It has lots of things crayfish need
it has been added to my cart on amazon haha thank you. how often wouls you I should add calcium/magnesium/iodine in the tank (20 gallon tank)
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • #11
Like once a week

What do you use give them that
 
Anthony DiMezza
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
what are healthy readings for magnisum/iodine/calcium for blue lobsters
 
Lonefishkeeper
  • #13
I don’t know exactly but I know it’s high

What test kit do you use
 
Anthony DiMezza
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
I don’t know exactly but I know it’s high

What test kit do you use
apI for calcium and seachem for iodine and salifert for magnesium
 
2006fuzz
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I’ve never tested for iodine or magnesium. They get both of those from a good staple food. I do place cuttlebone in the biomedia compartment of my filters and replace once it’s fully dissolved.
 

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