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Crawfish question

smagin

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It definately didnt molt. Unless every one Ive thrown in all molt then disappear. The octo leaves behind just the shell when its done. I mis-typed as well earlier. It doesnt have 8-10 arms, but 8-10" arms...my bad.

He cannot get enought of the crawfish now though. He jets on over and parachutes on them every time now.
 

VL

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The craw fish I get for feeders, I pop them in the tank and they live until they get eaten. (Up to a week at a time)

So I think they are able to adjust to the salinity of marine environments.
 

smagin

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I have found them to stay alive for a while as well. I have thrown them in a tank and found them a couple of days later. Sluggish, but alive.
 

joel_ang

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Could it vary in species where some are brackish water and are hence better adapted to living in a marine environment while others are completely fresh water.
 

Nancy

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Something that's surprised me recently. I had fiddler crabs in the tank for Ollie, and I removed all I could find after she passed away. But a few escaped me. Today I saw one - I had been told they could live only 2 weeks in full salt water, but this one has survived for more than 4 weeks. The only change seems to be that he's a bit more shy.

Nancy
 

Nancy

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The ones I get are used to brackish water. Often I see them kept in fresh water at the LFS. They must be adaptable.

Nancy
 

Colin

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yeah, i have seen fiddlers in both brackish and full salt conditions in trinidad.. wasn't me that told you two weeks was it??? LOL :lol: :lol:
 

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