Cray Fish

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  1. CJT

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    I got 2 crayfish with my tank, I do not like them anyone know someone who would want them?
     
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    put them back into tha sea or sell them to ocean basket :)
     
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    are they like normal crayfish from the ocean?
     
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    or plastic ones from Reggies? :tt2:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Garlick butter. :)
     
  8. CJT

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    I dunno I think they are normal ones
     
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    Ill take them ... :)
     
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    Cool when do you to get them?
     
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    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Can you perhaps post a pic of the crayfish.
     
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    Tuesday before 2 or during the week.... Pm me your details please pal...
     
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    Id strongly advise against being so quick to take something if you dont even kow what species/size/age/etc the crayfish are.
    I think more info on them is needed before a proper home can be found for them.
     
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    I will take a pic later just need to charge the batteries on the camera.
     
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    Here are the pics

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    Just excuse the date on the pics as I did not set the date when putting in the batteries on the camera.
     
  16. Keanan

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    That would be a blue spiny lobster.

    Some facts taken from liveaquaria.

    Spiny Lobster, Blue (Panulirus vesicolor)
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    QUICK STATS Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: With Caution Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025 Max. Size: 1' 2" Color Form: Blue, White Diet: Omnivore Supplements: Calcium, Iodine, Trace Elements Compatibility: View Chart Origin: Indonesia Family: Palinuridae
    What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here
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    Panulirus vesicolor is known by many names using a combination of the adjectives, "blue", "spiny", and"painted"; for instance, Painted Spiny Lobster or Spiny Blue Lobster. The Blue Spiny Lobster or Painted Crayfish, has distinctive markings of azure blue stripes on its legs. The carapace is greenish-blue, and the dorsal surface is darker blue with a reticulated pattern. The tail fin is also blue. The abdominal segments have white bands and the antennae is very long. It lacks the large claws found on most other lobsters. It is peaceful and multiple specimens may be kept in a large tank. It generally will not bother other inhabitants of the aquarium, except for sessile or other bottom dwelling animals. Live rock with multiple crevices and hiding places would provide a good environment. It may be shy when first introduced, but once acclimated, will be more visible.
    It is capable of making a sound that is very similar to a cicada (locust). It may perform a dance-like maneuver, whipping its long, split white antennae as it moves about the tank.
    It will eat most all types of meaty foods that are placed in the aquarium. It is sensitive to high levels of copper-based medications. It is extremely difficult to breed in an aquarium.
    Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"

    Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Spiny Lobster, Blue
     
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    would they not be destructive?
     
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    Thanks for the info 2time
    Treyman I have had them for about 3 months now and so far they have been well behaved.
     
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    No prob. I wanted to get myself one but heard and read lots of different things on them, like they are reef safe, they not reef safe or only reef safe when small. Was too scared to take a chance. How big are yours?
     
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    They probably medium sized the one is bigger mine mostly walk around at feeding time and for like a 2 hrs after that otherwise they normally just still.
     
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