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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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My new pet, Crayfish.

I've just bought a new pet, crayfish last Sunday. As this is my first experience of keeping it, does anyone has the experience of being pinched by crayfish? and is it hurt? I'm also not really sure whether the pictures shown below are actually crayfish or lobster..
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Doesn't hurt...
If he doesn't let go within a minute of pinching you, run him under cold water in the tap..

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Doesn't hurt...
If he doesn't let go within a minute of pinching you, run him under cold water in the tap..
I see,..at first when I transferring him to another tank, I felt a bit nervous, he able to climb up the net quite fast towards me and scared me off! and he doesn't really looked stress at all walking on the floor..I actually need 2 nets to get him back to the tank lol..

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Mony - blue marble cellophane
Picanto - Green marble PKDT
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Thanks! I found taking crayfish photos are much easier than bettas!

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Pick him up by the saddle. Its behind his pinchers. He cant reach you to pinch you that way. When you get close, they'll flop around or try to go backwards. What I used to do is get a hand held strainer from the kitchen with a handle on the end... and put it behind them... when they go backwards, they get trapped in the strainer.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cook...and-effective/
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Pick him up by the saddle. Its behind his pinchers. He cant reach you to pinch you that way. When you get close, they'll flop around or try to go backwards. What I used to do is get a hand held strainer from the kitchen with a handle on the end... and put it behind them... when they go backwards, they get trapped in the strainer.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Cook...and-effective/
That's a good idea. I think the hand held strainer is handy too, I will try to find it in the kitchen..to be honest, I'm not even dare to pick him up with my hands and maybe this is just the beginning.

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Oh, to your first question. He's a crayfish. Lobsters are salt water. :D

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He looks cool! He reminds me of the crayfish I caught in the wild when I was a kid. I kept him in my 10-gal tank for months until he disappeared. I assume he escaped, but we never found him. I have never seen one in a pet store or I might have bought another one someday. They are fascinating to watch.

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Oh, to your first question. He's a crayfish. Lobsters are salt water. :D
Ah, really..it is nice to know that he is a crayfish, I think keeping the salt water fish or lobster is even more challenging..

Pika dragon - white PK
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Jack - turquoise VT
Mony - blue marble cellophane
Picanto - Green marble PKDT
Prasma - red lavender HMPK
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