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Hitchhiking Crayfish...??

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by Cento, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Cento

    Cento New Member

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    So, I setup my first planted tank yesterday, and after planting, right away I noticed 2 tiny blue crayfish swimming around (wasn't terribly surprised, seeing how there were 1 or 2 big ones in the tank I bought the plants form). Now, I noticed that one of them is always carrying the other around. This "other" one, doesn't look so alive anymore... is he now food??

    So, good or bad? I was hoping to eventually start setting this up as a SA biotope or a natural tank Amano-style... Are they worth something? How long before they're selling size? Are they hard to look after? :-s

    Any input would be greatly appreciated... thanks!:ehhh:
     
  2. Big Dog

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    They should be a few inchs in length. Once they start getting bigger they will tear up your plant aquarium. My little fellow sure did.
     
  3. Cento

    Cento New Member

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    ooohh... hmm.. well, this is teeny tiny. Like, 1/8"..... So... are my eyes deceived and its a water bug??:-s
     
  4. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    as a general rule its a good idea to wash plants before placing them in your tank to avoid more pesky hitchhikers. For example, I had several dragonfly nymphs hitchhike and they ate many of my shrimp, some small fish before I even knew they were in there. I had to rescape in order to find them all. I now use Potassium permanent solution to wash my plants prior to putting them in the tank.

    ps. moderators, i believe luspin is a "bot" for advertising, not an actual person.
     
  5. addo

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    Do they have pincher's? It could be shrimp.
     

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