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Got a crayfish...

While looking in the feeder goldfish tanks at the pet store looking for the perfect size goldfish I noticed a little crayfish in the back corner of the tank. After asking the worker how much he was, she asked the manager person and I brought home a free crayfish... didn't find a goldfish I liked though. Anyways....


He is just a tiny guy about 2" give or take and grau. A cute little guy whom i have named Harold. I set Harold up in a small tank with gravel, fish water (from the big tank) and one of those bubble wand things I had laying about. He also has a skull and a pot to hide in and of course a fake plant. I am going to try and get him a 5 gallon or something soon.


Will get pictures later right now he is busy dragging rocks into his flower pot.





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heh i had one, he was blue, they are fiesty little guys, i am thinking about getting another one, watch out though if you have them with other fish they attack them.

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Congrats!! When I was little I used to catch those all the time, they're pretty neat!


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Aww he likes his flowerpot. I like the name!

Have you ever seen these..?

http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/posts/s...ning-crayfish/

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Aww he likes his flowerpot. I like the name!

Have you ever seen these..?

http://www.theshrimpfarm.com/posts/s...ning-crayfish/

Hummm.... I am not sure if he is one of those.....





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omg! i can't wait till you post a picture!!
At the petshop i worked at, we had a blue crawfish looking thing and we couldn't put it with any other fish! it was about 4inches long and would even try to eat pieces of the oscars we had!! beautiful though
And i loved the tiny ghost shrimps! so cute!
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I look forward to pictures.

I love shrimp and have had several dwarf shrimp species,but never had a crayfish.I would love one someday though.




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He molted sometime last night Not sure if I should take the empty 'body' out or leave it there.





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Leave it in there if you wish, the crayfish will eat it. They get a good amount of calcium from it.


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Make sure the tank is covered, they can be quite accomplished escape artists.

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Yeah I use to have a crayfish. I have a cover on it, the type used for rodents and reptiles so there is no escape.





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Here he is....















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He's a AWESOME looking Crayfish


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Ahhhh he molted and lost his pinchers!!!!!





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