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Post Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:04 am
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I have a native Minnesota Crayfish that I collected myself. I want to know how to feed it. When I first got it, I dropped in angleworm pieces and saw it eat once. Ever since then, it stays buried in the gravel. I drop in worms, but I don't know if it gets them. Any ideas?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:29 am
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I see that there were not replies about crayfish. :( I saw it alive and well last night on the driftwood next to an empty snail shell. Could a crayfish eat a snail? This morning it was nowhere to be seen. Are they nocturnal? I asked at Petco and the guy there said to get some Anacharis and sinking pellets for the crayfish to eat, so I did that.

Post Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:44 pm
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Crayfish will eat damn near anything they can catch. Snails are a favorite, but they are primarily scavengers. Pellets, algae wafers, plant trimmings or any frozen fish food will be quickly accepted.

They do hide durring the day, usually under a rock or piece of driftwood.
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Post Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:27 pm
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If you aren't careful, it will climb out of the tank and bite you in your sleep! :-)

Vashjir said it right. They will eat anything and everything. Just don't put any slowmoving fish in the tank.

Earthworms work great for them as well.

Post Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:52 am
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Don't forget the veggies though. They love plants. LOVE them.

Post Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:56 pm
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aniqster wrote:
If you aren't careful, it will climb out of the tank and bite you in your sleep! :-)


Get a pot of boiling water and a bottle of Crystal Hot Sauce to resolve this problem.
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