Crayfish On The Loose!

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by Platyarelife, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    I've heard the stories and now it's become a reality. My tangerine lobster has escaped somehow last night when I was sleeping. I am actually surprised he got out cuz the tank has a lip and is covered with a glass lid and a plastic lid the on the back where the filter goes. The stories are true! They are escape artists. We can't find him anywhere! I pray he comes outta hiding where ever he is.
     
  2. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaro Well Known Member Member

    Oh wow. I hope you find it soon.
     
  3. OP
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    Me too... It's bothering me so bad. I can't focus on anything. I love my little cray :(
     




  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Hopefully you can get him back into water before he dries up.
    I wonder where he went.
     
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    I guess they can live out of water for a few days. I've been trying to find him most the day and I know he has to be in the fish room cuz he can't fit under the door. He's big and red, you'd think he'd be easy to find.
     
  6. OP
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    We have looked in every nook and every cranny and this lobster is nowhere to be found. It's like he vanished into thin air.
     
  7. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I bet he's gonna murder you in the night!
     
  8. Carbeo

    Carbeo Well Known Member Member

    I've had it happen too. I'm sorry he isn't found yet. This might be annecdotal, but one time I found mine walking towards the bathroom when the shower was running to warm up. Running loud water might be worth a try to see if it has the strength to move towards it.
     

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  9. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    good idea
     
  10. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    careful where you step at night! And look on the floor and under your bed, close your doors so he cant run further. Maybe set out a tub of water on the floor with food. Or put cucumbers in a little bowl on the floor. can they climb up furniture? Ive never had one or no much about them, but i hope this helps!
     
  11. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    Holy crud that things huge!
     
  12. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    looks like a lobster
     
  13. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    I thought it was!
     
  14. Carbeo

    Carbeo Well Known Member Member

    Female cherax quadricarinatus. Reddit helped me figure it out.
     

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  15. 2211Nighthawk

    2211Nighthawk Fishlore VIP Member

    How big is she?
     
  16. Carbeo

    Carbeo Well Known Member Member

    Body maybe 6 or 7 inches. Less than a foot stretched out. She's about 6 years old.
     
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    Well, the night he went missing I woke up at 1 O clock hacking up a lung. So running joke is that I ate him in my sleep.
     
  18. OP
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    I don't know how well they move on land but in water, he can climb very well so I've been checking everywhere cords lead lol. We tore apart the room yesterday and couldn't find him. I am convinced that he can't fit under the bedroom door. The bedroom side of the door has a gap but the door is slightly on a slope so the other side of the door is almost touching the ground and he's a good size. I am rechecking places I've checked and this just baffles me. I've had him for many months now and he's never tried to escape, he only went to the top of the tank to eat the frogbit and I thought the plastic part by the filter was secure enough. :confused:
     
  19. OP
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    Platyarelife

    Platyarelife Well Known Member Member

    He's about 4 inches and bright orange-red, you'd think he'd stand out!
     
  20. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Looks for cozy places, iver heard when people lose their geckos, skinks and snakes they all are finding a cozy warm place to sleep. Try my food idea or water dish. Are they nocturnal?
     




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