Minimum Tank Size For Single Crayfish

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Fahn, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    I have a very young wild-caught crayfish that I am currently keeping in a (vacant) 5 gallon shrimp tank. I know that crayfish are opportunistic and would most likely munch on the shrimp, so I would like to give him another home. Not sure his exact variety, but was caught in a temporary pond while looking for aquarium wood.

    Would a 10 gallon tank be sufficient for a single crayfish?
  2. FlutterFish

    FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    10 gallon tank would be fine for a crayfish.
  3. Vortexed

    VortexedValued MemberMember

    one could live in a 10 gallon, they grow to be about 5 inches. But even then it may be a bit cramped, they could live in there. But SHOULD they live in there?
  4. FlutterFish

    FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Well, I'd assumed that they were a dwarf crayfish, but looking at it knowing it's a wild-caught, yes, it'll need probably a 20 gallon long.
  5. OP

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    I'll just return it, I think it is the Panama City crayfish, which is endangered and endemic to NW Florida scattered in a few locales near Panama City.
  6. FlutterFish

    FlutterFishWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, it's good to be careful around wild-caught. Maybe go with a dwarf variety, they'll be fine in a 10 gallon.
  7. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree, I wouldn't do this type of crayfish in a 10g.

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