Dwarf Mexican Crawfish And Corys?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by brook.lyn, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. brook.lyn

    brook.lynValued MemberMember

    Was thinking of getting a Dwarf Mexican Crayfish cause they look really neat.. would they do well with a group of panda corys ?
  2. Tiny_Tanganyikans

    Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    I have them together with no issues. Dwarf Mexican crayfish are very peaceful
  3. OP

    brook.lynValued MemberMember

    Thank u !
  4. propernoun

    propernounValued MemberMember

    My dwarf Mexican crayfish was bad tempered, for what it's worth... It would snip at the tails of my salt & pepper corys, which are half the size of panda corys for reference. It also killed my cherry shrimp :/
  5. OP

    brook.lynValued MemberMember

    I've heard no shrimp with them, just wasn't sure about bottom dwellers.
  6. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I had one years ago, it caught and ate a guppy alive. Wasn't super fun for little me to discover. Could depend on the individual.
  7. Herkimur

    HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    No, not a good idea.
    The crayfish is a bottom feeder predator and Cory fish live at the bottom.
    Crayfish are nocturnal and will harass your corys all night.
    Eventually he'll be able to snag one of them.
    Regardless of what other people tell you, the crayfish will take the opportunity of the very tame and unsuspecting bottom dwelling fish to quickly close his claws when a fish tail gets near. Then he'll jump on it like a fly on horse**!* and dig into the flesh with his other 8 legs.

    He will then position the fish to where the head goes into the mouth and rip the fish's face apart.

    I am speaking from experience.
  8. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What size tank?