Re: NANFA-- Feeding Dwarf Crayfish "Fry"

Mark (
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 22:02:03 -0500

At 3:13 PM -0600 1/21/01, Brian Haas wrote:
>Is it difficult getting crayfish to spawn?

I didn't do anything special. The dwarves were in a ten gallon tank with
an undergravel filter driven by air. They had rocks to hide under and some
Java moss. I had been giving them basically nothing but flake food and a
little freeze dried brine shrimp. They were at about 67 to 70 F. They
were on a long day of varying length, depending on when I happened to turn
out the lights at night. Usually, late. There was nothing else in the
tank except about eight crayfish. When the females appeared with eggs
under their tails, I moved them to a separate tank to save the babies.
They developed on the mothers until they were fully formed, and then
dropped off. I'm not sure, but this took about a month, I think.

Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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