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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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I got a friend that has a few crayfish he can give me. Is my betta compatible?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 10:17 PM
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No way! He will kill your Betta with his pincers.

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Crayfish hunt fish and eat them (to my knowledge) So I'd say not. However if you get a 10 gallon I hear they're pretty cool to keep solo! =]

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Thanks for letting me know, before I got one.
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Depending on the species it usually won't kill him, but could harm him and ip of his fins/scales. Crayfish make great pets solo though! You should get one. They are always rearranging their territory!

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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How 'bought putting one in a 1/2 tank?
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 11:04 PM
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Like a divided tank or a half gallon?

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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 11:10 PM
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I think he means 1/2 gallon...

I don't know much about crayfish, but I'm pretty sure the minimum is either 2.5 or 10 gallons.

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 11:38 PM
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Most crayfish need a minimum of 10 gallons and a few species need 20 gallon+ They grow to about 4-5 inches, and wouldn't be happy in a small tank.

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Most crayfish need a minimum of 10 gallons and a few species need 20 gallon+ They grow to about 4-5 inches, and wouldn't be happy in a small tank.
This ^^

Part of the fun is watching aquatic pets react to their environment. A crayfish in a 1 gallon would be similiar to a betta. Sure they will live many years if given proper care but in each case they really are limited in terms of acting like a fish or crayfish as all they can really do in a 1 is just ... "chill"
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