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Old 01-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Betta and a crayfish

thinkin about putting a crayfish in with my betta its a 15 gallon tank. what do you guys think good idea or bad idea?
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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Bad. Its likely the cray will attack the betta at some point, especially since bettas are not very fast swimmers.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
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As cool as this would be I agree with the above poster. It might be ok with dwarf crayfish. Or if you want something slightly larger and browner than a cloning crayfish.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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Maybe a marbled cray or a CPO
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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I thought crayfish were pretty cool when I saw them. Had them in a semi-agg 50g before I converted to cichlids. Bought 3 for like $2. After a few days I started finding dead fish that were chopped in half lol Betta's have longer fins too so I don't think that would be a good idea. They grow pretty fast as well. I ended up throwing that one in the pond behind my neighbors house.
I had 3 in a 10g with snails and shrimp. One killed the other 2 and is growing pretty fast now.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #6
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I thought crayfish were pretty cool when I saw them. Had them in a semi-agg 50g before I converted to cichlids. Bought 3 for like $2. After a few days I started finding dead fish that were chopped in half lol Betta's have longer fins too so I don't think that would be a good idea. They grow pretty fast as well. I ended up throwing that one in the pond behind my neighbors house.
I had 3 in a 10g with snails and shrimp. One killed the other 2 and is growing pretty fast now.
No dont release them! They could hurt your local wildlife.........
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No dont release them! They could hurt your local wildlife.........
I know. I was pretty mad at the time and just wanted it gone but felt bad killing it /:
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I know. I was pretty mad at the time and just wanted it gone but felt bad killing it /:
lol I understand that. I have a nerite that has really messed upo my tank and mom says kill it but I dont wanna...
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lol I understand that. I have a nerite that has really messed upo my tank and mom says kill it but I dont wanna...
It's the only fish I've wanted to kill and still couldn't.
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It's the only fish I've wanted to kill and still couldn't.
yea I understand.
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But look into cpo & also marbled if you have a 15G tank
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