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« on: March 28, 2008, 07:36:15 PM »

 Hello again...of course i got a new toy last week a crayfish. BLue in color. the trustey mom and pop store and they had him in a tank  with cichlids. he looked great! so i got him well tday i came home and nothing but shell. What??!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!? my 20 dollar crawfish! dead?! or wat please help ~~???
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 07:43:30 PM »

Go look in your aquarium and find the crayfish. I feel sure it molted and that's what you think is him/her.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 08:10:58 PM »

i have and i can not see him.. Sad   i mixed up some of the gravel and im too worryed id bury himm...
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008, 09:43:22 PM »

They will find a place to hide if there is one.

what all is in the tank, decorations  and fish.

I bet it is hiding somewhere in there, sounds like it moulted.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 10:49:23 PM »

yah i hope.. Smiley . Wink. i just hope the cichlids ( afr.) wont eat  -em. Its a...

 55 gallon tall...
 plants. = many plastic 1 live
 gravel = natural (apoxy coated)
 and a whole bunch of rocks....( i would post a pick but i dont know how.. can anyone show me ? plz? thanks! )
 lots of caves the hid under a petrafide woad rock and would only come out at night... It just worries me to not know where he is....  Sad
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 01:12:09 AM »

They are very secretive after a molt.  They are easy prey and defenseless before their new shell hardens.  If the old shell was split up the back and mostly intact, the cray was not eaten unless caught after it shed, which it likely did in the dark. Even after molt the Cichlids may have attacked the shell looking for meat, so in such a tank that is not as certain as with smaller, gentler fish.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 09:57:58 AM »

You would not think it, but they are also great climbers.  If you found the shell, I would agree he is in there someplace.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 09:35:38 AM »

Well i found the shell my dad said that their is no way the crawfish could ve gotton eaten. Their was  NO MEAT in the shell claw's and he was in a cichlid tank when i got him...( it took them like 15 min. to catch him he was soo fast!!  Smiley )  I  think it molted, then got eaten and i m trying to find a way to keep this from happening again but i think its going to be very very hard... happy

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 08:08:26 PM »

It's not a toy- it's a lifeform. If you can't respect it as such, please rehome it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008, 11:38:09 PM »

Thanks for the edvice but i dont understand he Toy part I did not kill it on perpuss! THe people said it would be okay and it looked great he's gone theirs nothing i can do..
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 11:40:37 PM »

"Hello again...of course i got a new toy last week a crayfish"
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