Crayfish Has Both Arms Tore Off

  1. Ashto Brado Member Member

    Alright, so I hav this blue crayfish with my cichlids and when he moulted in his den, one of my cichlids went in there and ate both of his arms. He's currently in a 10 gal quarantine tank, I put the exoskeleton in there with him for him to eat, will he survive? And how long until his claws will regrow?[​IMG]
    He's alive btw, he's moving, but depressed.
     
  2. goplecos Well Known Member Member

    Make sure he eats a lot, and don't put him back until he heals completely.
     

  3. usnagrad1988 Initiate Member

    Cichlids and crayfish are a bad combination. I did the same thing and they can survive until the grow out of their shell then it's doomsday. I had to put mine in a small tank by himself.
     
  4. Herkimur Well Known Member Member

    Your crayfish will have 2 brand new miniclaws when he completes his next molt, the better the nutrients and water hardness, the bigger the new claws.
    He'll be fine but completely defenseless without his weapons.
     

  5. Unankoo Initiate Member

    I Have a dwarf, when I first got him he had 1 arm/claw missing as well as three legs.

    I had heard limbs would grow back after a few molts and they did, I hope the same applies in your case.