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Re: NFC: crayfish in Adopt-A-Tank

They will breed in a well planted aquarium(most
species) but dont count on the young for regular food,
your fish will die. They are interesting in a tank,
would release some young from time to time.
--- Larry <lbn at iceprototyping_com> wrote:
> Did they end up breeding then?  I got some small
> bass (like 2 inch) since I
> can't get a pickerel anywhere and figured crayfish
> young would be a good
> source of live food.
> > I kept 6 in a 72 gallon tank with bluegills.  They
> > seemed to do well for a while. Some did "escape".
> I
> > found one upstairs (from the tank)in an empty
> room.  I
> > figured it crawled out of the tank via the hoses
> from
> > my filter and the dog got it and played with it
> for a
> > while before he got bored.  The crawdad made it
> under
> > the door to the unoccupied room and died of
> > dehydration.
> > One of the others got "stuck" during a molt. The
> > bluegills did not bother them much as they were
> "big"
> > in comparison to the fish. I did provide cover and
> a
> > good variety of food.  Caught them regularly doing
> the
> > "wild thing" in the tank so the environment seemed
> to
> > be good enough to allow for reproduction though
> > environment does not necessarily have to be good
> to
> > trigger mating... LOL! I like keeping them and
> will do
> > so again as soon as I set the tank up again as I
> moved
> > recently.   Sam
> com/

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