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Author Topic: Cray Diet  (Read 1969 times)
Lacifer896
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« on: November 02, 2008, 07:36:09 PM »

I was reading the 'cray in a funk' thread, and in fear that something might happen to Lynnard, and so I bought some sinking algae wafers and some organic squash.. So I have shrimp pellets, algae wafers, and squash for Lynn.. Normally I feed him about three times per day... One shrimp pellet per feeding (they're teeny tiny) and I was wondering if I should feed the Algae and Squash every other day, or once-per-feeding, once a week... If he hasn't eaten something within an hour, I take it out ... it's never been a problem haha, he's a growing boy!
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008, 12:38:31 AM »

Because you are removing the food within an hour if he doesn't eat it then it should be safe to feed him 3 times a day with the food that you choose to feed him. Make sense?

Quote from Susans crayfish article.

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Crayfish are scavengers, and eat mostly vegetative matter, although they do need some protein in their diet as well. They will eat many commercial fish foods including sinking algae wafers, shrimp pellets, and many freeze dried or flake foods. It's a good idea to include a lot of fresh foods in their diet as well. Most fruits and vegetables will be accepted eagerly. Favorites of mine include green peas, raisins, spinach, zucchini, carrots, squash, sweet potato, and leaf lettuce (not ice burg). If you feed fresh foods, be sure to check the tank a couple of hours after feeding and remove any uneaten food so that it doesn't foul the water. Check inside caves and hiding places, as crayfish like to horde their food for later.

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