Originally Posted by strychix
Okay would endlers be any better? He has not specifically shown interest in them but they seem to be his style.
I really want to put the crayfish in the 30 gal
, it's interesting but it's not my style. Do you think 30 is too small for it to be alright?
It is suggested to have minimum 25 gallons for a crayfish to enjoy the aquarium. If you are wanting to add more stock than just the crayfish remember the space will be even less.
As far as getting along...my experience with my blue crayfish is that they get along well during times but ultimately they are territorial and will put up a fight. They eat ANYTHING they can get a hold of in their pinchers. At the same time though, when they molt, they are very fragile and it would be wise to make sure that nothing in the tank will be attracted to eating or nibbling on the crayfish. My crayfish got along just fine in my tank, the last time it molted my though, one of my African cichlids decided to nip at it and it seemed to like the taste. Pretty soon in less than 2 minutes the only thing left of the crayfish was the outer shell that it was molting. All of the cichlids got in on the action and made my crayfish fresh sushi, so to speak.
To be on the safe side, a 30 gallon will be ok if it is the crayfish and not much more stock. If you plan on adding more stock now or in the futute, probably better to not put it in there. My two cents from my crayfish experience .