Crayfish at LFS

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Was looking at the crayfish tank at the LFS and was challenged by a crayfish. I looked at the tank and he popped out of his cave and came at the glass with his pincers waving. When I got closer he started snapping his claws at the glass. It was cracking me up. I backed away and he went back into his cave then I approached him again and he charged out again. Was pretty cool. I thought about getting him then decided it would probably be a pain to clean his tank as he would probably get my fingers.
 

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Actually, I don't think so...all you need is a 10 gallon for him.

If you want to know some painful tank-cleaning, ask BB.
 
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She have some aggressive tanks to clean eh?
 

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I strongly advise a tank larger than 10 gallons for a crayfish.
 
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No worries, I'm not getting one, just thought I'd relate my story.
 

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Crayfish can be very entertaining. I've got a marble crayfish that begs for food just like you describe. I always thought it was waving it's arms around to get my attention... HEY, over here, how about a shrimp stick? lol

Dennis
 

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My crayfish does the same thing. As soon as I enter the room he comes running out of his barrel and charges the glass . He just molted and his claws grew at least a half inch so now he looks a lot more intimidating.

Mine is doing fine in a 10 gallon, but when you look at their natural habitat they would have a lot more surface area there. When you think about it, a creature that grows to 6 inches does seem a tad cramped in a 10 gallon . But sadly, very few in the aquarium hobby can ever provide anything approximating most natural habitats, so we have to settle for good maintenance in adequate sized tanks. I think the most important thing for crayfish is to give them plenty of hiding places, which gives a 10 gallon a lot more area to explore.

I think I would have a lot more crayfish if I had the space to properly house them. They have tons of personality .
 

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Treefork said:
Was looking at the crayfish tank at the LFS and was challenged by a crayfish. I looked at the tank and he popped out of his cave and came at the glass with his pincers waving. When I got closer he started snapping his claws at the glass. It was cracking me up. I backed away and he went back into his cave then I approached him again and he charged out again. Was pretty cool. I thought about getting him then decided it would probably be a pain to clean his tank as he would probably get my fingers.
My Crayfish does the exact same thing
 

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Elodea said:
Actually, I don't think so...all you need is a 10 gallon for him.

If you want to know some painful tank-cleaning, ask BB.
-You know me well

Treefork said:
She have some aggressive tanks to clean eh?
Not as aggressive as they could be, but my mbuna think anything that goes in the tank should be eaten, my JD's when they spawn DO NOT like me getting into the tank with a syphon and I have cichlids in most of my tanks.

What can I say, I like my fish to be tough;D I have 4 month old bettas that flare at me.

Oh, and my rabbit likes to chew on my shoes and socks when I'm in her cage as well.

Jaysee is pretty knowledgeable about crayfish, so a 10 gallon probably isn't big enough.

A betta would love a 10 gallon, sparkling gouramis, african dwarf frog, endler guppies would all be happy in a 10 gallon. Not all of them, but you could have a betta or sparkling gouramis or an ADF or endler guppies.
 
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Don't know where the 10 gallon thing even came in. Don't think I ever mentioned it. lol I'm not even getting one.
 

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Treefork said:
Don't know where the 10 gallon thing even came in. Don't think I ever mentioned it. lol I'm not even getting one.
Oops Sorry. Guess I didn't read the thread as thoroughly as I thought I did.

After all the information, are you sure you don't want a 10 gallon now?
 

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It really depends on the type of crayfish. All of mine are dwarfs that only get 3" or 4" long... they are fine in 10 gallon tanks.

Dennis
 
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