Crayfish Has Both Arms Tore Off

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by Ashto Brado, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Ashto Brado

    Ashto BradoValued MemberMember

    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

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Make sure he eats a lot, and don't put him back until he heals completely.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2017
  3. usnagrad1988

    usnagrad1988New MemberMember

    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

    HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    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

    UnankooNew MemberMember

    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.

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