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Old 03-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #11 
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Interesting info on the Marbled Crayfish!!! Thanks for posting it. :)

How would they be in a 38 gal. community tank with angels, swords, platies and gravel bottom? Oh - and plants. Would they dig up my rooted plants?
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Self Clone? This means that they dont mate?
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They would be fine with the fish (though they would have to be full grown (4-5 inches) to handle the angels I think. I am selling them once mine clone themselves. They will dig up plants, but certain plants will handle them. The crayfish make the decisions though. They will pick out plants they don't like and leave some of the ones they do. And self clone means they don't mate. They just have babies, and they all have the same genetics.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:15 PM   #12 
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Lion Mom, what plants do you have? Some plants are fine. You could also buy a 10-20 gallon rubbermaid, put the crayfish in and turn the babies into angel food. Marmorkrebs (marbled crayfish) are very temp. tolerant. They can go below freezing and above 120 for short periods. You don't need a heater. Also, fast growing plants seem to outgrow the crayfish's destruction.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:36 PM   #13 
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I have some tall anubius, small (dwarf) swords), wisteria, guppy grass and another one that is rooted that I can't remember the name of, but it's doing FANTASTIC and would HATE to lose it!!!

BTW, what is the minimum size tank for them? Ok with guppies or not so much?
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I have some tall anubius, small (dwarf) swords), wisteria, guppy grass and another one that is rooted that I can't remember the name of, but it's doing FANTASTIC and would HATE to lose it!!!

BTW, what is the minimum size tank for them? Ok with guppies or not so much?
Wisteria, guppy grass, and swords are recommended plants to keep them with. The minimum tank size is 10 gallons, and you could get away with two crays in there. They are okay with guppies.
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Thank you!!!!

Since they self-clone, I think I will just get one. :)
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One more question - do they enjoy an algae tab after lights out?
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:11 PM   #17 
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Yep, they enjoy algea tabs and shrimp pellets, but they are mostly herbivorous. A full grown one may kill a guppy, but only if it is very hungry, or it doesn't have sufficient hiding. When molting they are very vulnerable, and the guppies could injure it, provoking an aggressive response. So long as you care for them properly it should be fine. I am selling some once mine clone themselves so you could buy one from me, there are tons of AB sellers as well.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #18 
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Wow, marbled crayfish sound fun! I'd love to have some. I'd love to get a big plastic tub to keep some in. I think my brother would enjoy them, too. He's always liked crayfish. I suppose shipping wouldn't be too expensive since they don't need heat packs, right?
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Yep, crayfish aren't as fragile as fish so shipping is easier. If anyone is interested I am selling adults for 8 dollars. 10 dollars for an older female (means more babies each time), and 25 dollars for a female holding eggs.
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