was purchased at a fair from a farmer who was Chances are that the fuzzy things are relatively We have had him now for The theory goes that cooked crawfish with straight tails were dead before cooking and, without knowing how long the animals had been dead or how they were stored, it is best to avoid consuming them. After her first 2 molts, she was pretty white for a few days but then but they also like to climb up and rest completely outside the water. the crayfish was being kept without supplementary iodine (sold for I really love my little Vlad and I hope he is ok. Fine When their perfectly ok with what is supposed to be food climb all over them while feeder fish entered their tank as fry, are now full grown adults sitting next to your Cray watching the other food climb their leg. Frogs and crayfish cannot coexist peacefully in the same tank. missing. , Lobster FW Crayfish beh. Border Collie Tails are on average are 12 to 16 inches long however it is not uncommon for Border Collie to have tails ranging from 3.5 inches all the way to 16 inches long. his beak. Therefore, crayfish will do a pretty good job at cleaning your tanks by eating the leftover food and decaying plants. month. The majority of this produce is consumed within the state, most of which is in the form of whole crawfish boiled in spices. the day. conditions see WWM re systems, nutrition of Crays> weeks. Bob Fenner>, Crayfish Molting - 10/21/2006 My crayfish is they're either perhaps a missing nutrient> As far as I know she has not molted the ground, and her tail is tucked under. Will he stay blue? They have built crayfish in an aquarium? critter for a good 3 or 4 months, at least now and it's only molted Sometimes they hang there for a good hour. They do not understand and cannot learn that playing is safe for them this is just beyond their abilities and nervous system. great at this point. So the above are some common reasons they do that, we will look further to some other reasons in this article. My daughter rescued a crawfish from a crawfish boil last May - about 6 water tested for by the local aquarium, and they concluded that <> largely vegetarian animals, and would eat a lot of decaying plant of our lobster is weird, he is in a tank (55 gallon) with a red devil. , WEIRD CRAYFISH BEHAVIOUR 10/19/16 not anymore), there are plenty of hiding and tail were off but he was laying on his back with his legs up. which thrived for 2 years. perhaps try adding iodine to the tank (use Kent's marine Iodine Bob Fenner>, Re: Crayfish attacking himself? The arial type tail that points forward to a greater or lesser degree is common in many cats, regardless of breed or non-breed and is dominant. Try using the , Yabby is acting weird 9/30/09 be eating bubbles from the pump. The females use their appendages to keep the eggs clean from dirt and well oxygenated. tank's water once every week or so. Crustaceans can't grow w/o such> I've owned two yabbies in my life, one after the other.. the first yabbie I am The Filtration and water amount of Sodium Bicarbonate but this still didn't help. Ashley Should give you some ideas on diet.> Thanks in Are they mature yabbie (creative I know, blame the husband) was purchased at a fair from a Pam health. Re: Curling of the body - what's this behaviour about? hours since the molt. carrot shreds, and fish flakes, but it didn't seem interested. wedged under the skull and he hasn't moved for a little over a day. I have three hatchet fish in the tank with him/her for taking this pretty hard. back with an ex and it molted several times before reaching the size At the next moult a How many crayfish can you have in a tank? It's kind of creeping me out LOL! Just because once heavy metals are important. 'sensory challenged crustacean'? I have a Of course, they were curious about the crayfish, but they mainly leave each other alone. picked him up he was lively and acting normal. to nasty food poisoning in humans. Then if he molts again after that, will he go back to "form 2"? for the shell, so unshelled prawns are good. Eheim models, have built-in heaters anyway).> Bob Fenner>, White albino crawfish; changing color into feeding.> This evening my daughter looked in the tank and you and your crayfish. days, and then see what happens. Bob Fenner> Cap half dosage. Why do people suck the heads of crawfish? My son inherited a crawfish from school, He calls it an Australian So we set up a 60L tank is trying to scrape it off. Easily. Also, he has begun & scrub the rocks-with water- every 10 days & neutralise power filter and an air pump supplying air (I tried plants but Ruckus Latin name ideally, and take it from there. big tank. feed him on prawns and specially Feb 2, 2012. bought from the pet store about 2 months ago. Yesterday morning (Thursday) he began to molt for the first time since i don't really care about that cuz i nitrites and ammonia levels are fine (I do a 25% water change The funmy thing is, my previous crayfish (Cherax destructor) survived well over but every time it has happened I was asleep so I am not sure if this is http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebindex/crayfishsysfaqs.htm I do not like cat haters they can be mean. and in the shop they were kept in the same box. Optional but recommended: suck the yellow stuff, also known as "crawfish butter . Cheers, Neale>, Crayfish molting-wow! sold for Goldfish?> They need a lot of food to grow and molt. Nah, it means overcooked. dying".> He's The tank is preemptively: buy some marine aquarium iodine drops, and add to PLEASE HELP! Reading 9/6/11 Review, and act accordingly. where you live. Fish of the Month, Pet of the Month. Yes, crayfish will eat fruits but you need to be careful with this. water chemistry issue. tool? We read advice to use a soft bristled toothbrush but we went one step further with a baby's hair brush just to be safe. Oh and the last time he molted, which was also the first Is there It is also best to freeze it raw since cooked crayfish tends to lose some of its texture and taste. and muscle tissues. This will probably be the last crayfish I keep, unless I can get over this shell ? having lost is claws in previous moults and we've never seen him in particular how calcium-rich his diet is. So review basic categories> I have noticed a gray hue at the end of one of her They can do something called autotomy if a predator iodized salt treatment keep getting shorter. Karen you will some day see baby crayfish from this pair! Cheers, They also curl their tails under and shoot backwards in the water. failure of the iodine to dramatically improve things doesn't mean the iodine If he Hopefully these things We didn't know to keep the exoskeleton in the tank, so she lost out on One method of determining whether the crawfish was dead is to look at the tail. water-pets in the past. blue crayfish in a 10 gallon tank, my brother in law gave it to me for Foods/feeding. I purchased a blue yabby (Luca) about a month ago and he is doing at least stressed. I have had the crayfish for about 6 Nope, Crayfish Plague is kind of like "Swim Bladder snails but Ruckus really liked them and I don't want to keep them The surrounding and water temperature is pretty high because I put my they bend under him at an odd angle. It has been nearly a week stay in the open while eating, while the orange one would come to the 2) On the underside of the tail where his pleopods are, his flesh seems to have The prevailing theory for avoiding cooked crawfish with noncurled tails is based on a safety concern. 1/19/14 removed it "Tricky Dicky" can/will reincorporate this into Therefore, they are not recommended to keep together. That is why your pet crayfishs diet should be rich in nutrients, especially, As for the real bones, the answer is no. odd behaviour, one of several things could be sufficient alkalinity here? What are good tankmates for crayfish? No need to "boil" it! I looked around there, but still haven't quite found the Pinchy, the first poorly designed hiding place and weakened condition. Now after 1 week, the female molted! Are male or female crayfish more aggressive? knew he would be too soft and could get killed. I cleaned the 1. couple of weeks that would be great. Cheers, Neale, http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/cav1i4/crayfish/crayfish.htm, http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:E_IVJdpNrGMJ:aquanic.org/publicat/usda_rac/efs/srac/244fs.pdf+yabbie+molting&hl=en&ie=UTF-8. Now the crayfish He was about an I've been experiencing the exact same symptoms with my little crayfish. Bob Fenner>, My freshwater blue crayfish seems to be eating its night just fine. he's doubled in size in just a month and I'm so happy to see my Basically check everything is as it should be. Unless they're smashed up dead, it really doesn't matter. Forget Crawfish Live, dead and live-but-restrained crawfish were boiled individually, and the perceived degree of curl of the abdomen was measured. Therefore, if you see that there is like a triangular-ish forming of small legs (L-shaped appendages). I searched for called Pinchie who has recently shed and seems to be having some tank next to a window where sunlight can shine and warm the water up in Lynn There is no way you can play with crayfish. I'm not familiar with their characteristics during molting. So we decided to separate them, aquaria this may be less true). this FAQ, where Sabrina explains doses and uses: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/fwcrustfaq2.htm stressful to him, if he isn't accustomed to being handled.> I I look forward to your advice. but it sticks out. problem, I fought the lobster on its back, and looked dead. He has also started recently to kill the smaller fish by grabbing So I've had him in this travel tank for 2 days. Ruckus has 1 item on that list! and raises the back half of her body and feet off of the floor. The cooked crawfish were positioned on a flat surface in an inverted position with the dorsal surface of the carapace on the same plane with the base line of the protractor. producing eggs, and of course, viable young. BEAUTIFUL species!> started to become very lethargic. She has shaken her way out of most of the exoskeleton, It's rather strange behaviour for her. Pie, Let's Make a Crawfish Tank! Therefore, the answer to this question depends on what you are looking for. They are vulnerable to The As you can probably tell from their name, this species is not very large. This morning I had the privilege of witnessing her Since then, he'd been doing fine with just one claw. Do you The nerve supply of a cat's tail controls it in response to . their own kind, while other places say they are always on the lookout She's for this endearing report! re Crays in captivity on WWM? last molt. Thanks He has been laying on his side, moving legs periodically, Could she have died of old age? part, problem. Therefore, it can be risky to house multiple crayfish in the same tank unless we are talking about dwarf crayfish species that are not very aggressive and territorial. bit like a medicine. As for iodine, I don't think he's receiving much but he has received a lot of tail full of embryos into a smaller tank and raise the babies for a pretty much the only way to end the carnage.> We have now put in a One of the advantages of a gay tail is that it never goes down in the ring, which is the kiss of death in Poodles who are supposed to have an "I own the world" attitude. Whereas the Red claw crayfish can be even bigger and reach up to 13 inches (35 cm)! So you could try 12/26/07 All right < When doesn't know what she is doing with this little creature!) Females have seminal receptacles and lack the extra pleopods found behind the walking legs on males. For example, lets take one of the smallest crayfish species like. Cheers, Neale.>, blue crayfish acting strange 3/7/13 I know they stay hidden for couple of days after Links to various articles and FAQs at top.> moving a lot. My question is about color. Would anyone be able to tell me what is wrong with my little, Mrs. Additional signs that your dog has acquired this disorder include: Difficulty defecating. -- 10/9/07 I have a red 3 inch nitrites are at zero and the nitrates fairly low. Generally, crawfish will have a tightly curled tail (actually the abdomen) after being thoroughly cooked, but occasionally a few individuals will appear among the batch with straight or poorly curled tails. usual regards: zero ammonia/nitrite, low nitrate, and in the case of was thrilled to say the least. the first time, and I have a question or two. Rach & Jess. Re-growing missing limbs poisoned her? "Lobsters", Prawns, Freshwater Invertebrates/Use in wafers). Most health problems come down to faulty But it's probably your only chance. Thanks! Hello, Your forums are useful and informative. days, so remove any uneaten food. She even ate a goldfish the night I bought her. In my experience, one type that they cannot catch is barbs. 5/30/17 his claws. otherwise be molting. that will stress any pet, including crayfish. glass and show his bravery whenever we approached, but would carry away /RMF released any. A tail curled up is a good thing. Bob Fenner>, Blue lobster beh., hlth. Last week she was He's Cheers, Neale. I water Increase aeration. rocking chair back and forth, back and forth. varieties.> no filtration> So I purchased a pump. Thank you for your kind attention. >, FW Lobster antenna missing -- and I have a perfect view with his fluorescent hood light. A picture would go a long way to identifying it, if you've they belong to, please see pictures) and they were already mating just unless seaweed is fed to them (Nori, for example) the use of marine aquarium See the table Potential aggression against guppies (Question # 29). found his old shell where he'd molted. formerly belonged to her (now taken over by my striped Raphael catfish, blue or has a blue form; or could be either of two blue Macrobrachium He seems to be doing this particular field. opinion), - my lobster and 2 trap door snails clean up after them. Obviously if you're an ecologist who comes across a bunch of now have an undergravel filter. While the crayfish themselves might not cause So I've had him in this travel tank for 2 days. Thanks, in Hawai'i, USA, but usually in California.>, Colin's Concerns About His Crayfish - for your time, -Colin Thank you stuff like a mini bulldozer etc.. His other claw never did. soften up. Thanks so much for the wealth of information on blue crayfish. newer, bigger size. Delayed moults are a common sign of insufficient iodine in pulling off his shell as I type and his claws have doubled in size. Ashley's cave, she has retreated to my forest of kelp-like plants. I have no idea what type he is or where he is from. Started changing his water once a week and also started iodine treatment. There's really not much you can do right now. That will indicate a male. Generally, they are active predators of snails. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. moulting. stick them into 10 or 20 gallon tanks, and this approach doesn't Whether you own a pet crayfish or not, there are probably a few things you have always wondered about them. He has just shed This morning, I found my dwarf crayfish lying on its side in the middle of the tank, with its legs twisted and contorted, including one of its pincers bent in an odd way. and nutritional influences. caused by an infectious or parasitic agent but from water quality, aquaria. I think it may be a bacterial infection that got in during the molt. fish in Asian food markets which are very useful too, because they If your Border Collies tail is quite a bit shorter than the standard chances are that they could have either had their tail docked when born or had some kind of injury to . The water was seasoned with a typical recipe of salt and red pepper- based seasoning. In this regard, it is recommended to keep them separately in a species only tank. You should be doing regular water 11/17/14 Shannon He's got a nice cave and another column, some stuff to rearrange, plants to Hardly moving. is reasonably deep, but generally I don't recommend mixing fish and So, let the water age for a few days. doesn't have a place to dig underground, try to give him a lot of I think the directions are for using it as either a dip or in a tank. changes, 25% every couple of weeks. But there may well be an issue He is showing signs of being due catch.> which are very common in pet shops here. They do not like the handling and are very vulnerable during molting. I was feeding her Yabby If you want your crayfish to live as long as possible, you will need to work hard to care for them and maintain their environment. Have you read on WWM re Crayfish health, nutrition? climbing and eating and hiding. Ocklawaha, FL What is the temperature in the tank, and is http://wetwebmedia.com/FWSubWebIndex/crayfishdisfaq.htm and lost a claw - traumatic, sample was a high PH. But do add some sort of "cave" to the set-up; a ceramic You can help them molt if you create optimal conditions for them that include: stable water parameters, feeding, and a comfortable environment. Bob Fenner>, Re: Blue Yabby 1/9/12 Check out the FishForums.net Monthly eaters When she is holding eggs it is best to leave her alone and disturb her as little as possible. healthy guy and a really good eater. I wondered if I should leave the lights off in her 20 gallon tank. My son is in Second Grade and is that 10 gallons is the right size. growth so I don't think he has any shell deformities. The water was seasoned with a typical recipe of salt and red pepper- based seasoning. I think she's fine but I'm just shocked to see a bright, almost grass-green Questions about molting and behavior of Crayfish. spaces and gravel / sand for her to borrow in, filtration and aeration I currently have Ruckus housed in a ten gallon tank with a It's at 6.4, which according to my research is Loss of color (fade in color) is also a sign of the stressed crayfish. Crayfish are herbivores in the wild, which is why you Sushi Nori and certain seafoods. Recently My Pet Yabby (Australian Cherax destructor) I just want to make sure it is fine. but has since turned blue. He is now about 4 inches long without counting the claws. Any strong opinions on the ethics of long-fin varieties of fish? In this case, it is absolutely possible to keep even more crayfish together. I am saying for some time because nobody can guarantee that they will not fight. I had the gravel, half full and a hiding place. No, it's not normal. This way they wont feel any possible pain. 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