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Author Topic: Crayfish food  (Read 2033 times)
gomezaddams
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« on: January 14, 2009, 06:34:31 PM »

A person at the group home I work at came home with a crayfish in a coffe can from a camping trip last summer.Me being unable to help myself added caring for it to the other 3 tanks me and one of the guys there take care of.Its been eating a mixture of fishfoods flake and pellet that Ive been supplying for it and the other fish from my own stock.Its been growing, healthy and has moulted once.Tank is a 10g bare bottom with a few rocks for it to hide in.In tank whisper filter.I keep the tank half full and it has a screen top to prevent escapes.

Now the problem.The person is moving to another program.Im putting together a care package and written instructions for the staff to help this person care for "crab"(its name).

What readily available fishfood would be a decent diet for it?One kind one brand as its only diet.I know I know,but the simpler I make this the better chance it has of surviving in its new home.Its got to be something the towns 1 tiny petstore or walmart would have.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 10:43:56 AM »

I would use Hikari sinking carnivore pellets. Mine get those alot.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 10:48:47 AM »

I would use some sort of sinking cichlid pellet--something with shrimp and/or spirulina would be great. A food that's intended for omnivores would be best, as opposed to all protein or all veggie.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 01:06:38 PM »

Good suggestions!
"Crab"'s move got put off till saturday so Ill be getting the food and water conditioner tommorow.
Yesterday I picked up a siphon for tank cleaning and a 3 gallon bucket.Tank is half full so 1 bucket = 50% waterchange.And some replacement filter pads.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 05:27:55 PM »

If you already keep crabs, Crab Bites or such should also be good - extra minerals.
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