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Old 10-10-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Self cloning crayfish

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My self cloning crayfish is berried found her that way maybe a week ago.
How long til the babies come?
Will the babies be safe from platies or khuli loaches or the mother crayfish?
What to feed them? Anything else I should know? Thanks so much!
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Anything else I should know

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:16 AM   #3
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Never kept 'em, so really have no idea how long until ya have babies, nor if the mother will cannibalize 'em. I do think, from my experience with FW shrimp, that they would probly be dinner for any fish that has a big enough mouth. If ya have a second tank, ya may consider puttin' the cray in there until the babies hatch, and then transferring her back to the main tank afterwards to prevent cannibalism.

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I was hoping I would be safe with only platies and khuli loach , but I think I' m gonna either have to loan out my fish or buy another separator, but the momma in there until the babies crawl off of her , then put the momma back in the main section, I was trying to avoid this because its only a 10 gal and has one separator for platie babies
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I have kept mine with places before. All was good a few went missing, but you need at least a 40g breeder if you won't any survivors. If not fed well the craw will eat the babies as they bigger. I breed them for bass fishing. 40g breeder a bunch on 1.5" PVC pipes cut to about 3" and sponge filter. That easy. I feed mine collards and earth worms alternating days. I get about 60-150 babies a month.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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Do you have the self cloning ones? I read that they dont usually eat each other. I guess we will see. I'm friends with the guy at the LFS he let me take his two berried crayfish, that are much smaller so I have the 3 of them in a 10 gallon. They aren't bothering each other right now. Mine which is probably 2-3x bigger than the other two is holed up in a cave. I was able to have my friend baby sit my fish and khuli loaches and I plan on removing the mommy crayfish free the babies detach.
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Yes i do. Here is my biggest. And a few of my babies.
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So you find that they do eat each other ?
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I've seen it happen. You need to feed them well or yes it will happen. Give them collards and worn. Fish flake is not enough. I also give mine snails and zucchini.
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Also the car can have up to 150 babies. You are going to need a bigger tank for them. Call up Petco and ask if/when they have their $1a gallon sale and pick up at least a 20g long tank. Or go to Walmart or something like that and pick up a long flat wide plastic container and a bag of gravel and put her in there. Just make sure you put a lid on it cause they can and will climb out. You can put in a small sponge filter in it and just drill a few holes in the lid for gas exchange. I have done it like that before. Good luck. Let me know if I can help with anything else.
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