Escaped, Found And Nearly Dead. Advice Needed.

CastleGrayskull

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Early this morning I awoke to feed my tank and found that my cray was missing. I searched everywhere. There is no telling how long she was out of the tank but I found her on the other side of the house, dry to the touch with lint on her. I put her in shallow water, as advised by other sites. She was moving a little but she, over the course of five hours, experienced what looked to be disorientation and her legs weren't moving right. Now she is refusing to stay right-side up and is waving her legs upside down. When I put her in the water at first, she floated. Not a good sign, I know. She was upright and moving for a bit but went downhill.

Is there anything else I can do or is it just a waiting game at this point?
 
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CastleGrayskull

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Update: I lowered the water level so she can be on the rock with her head out of the water and there seems to be water movement near her mouth where I don't think there was when she was upside down. I'm hoping this helps. Maybe she was drowning..
 

richiep

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It common for crayfish to escape if they're not happy in the tank normally water perameters so I'd check them, hope she pulls through for you
 

Elkwatcher

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Hope things turn out for the best with your cray.
 

Dino325

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Mine escape once, crawl all over my Bedroom floor. Picked her up and put her back in aquarium.
 
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CastleGrayskull

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72 hours later and she is no longer constantly off-balance, moving around and the food left for her seems to have disappeared. I thought she was a goner but now I'd wager her prognosis is pretty good. :}
 

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