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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2015, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Crayfish compatibility

Hello All.
I'd like to add a few crayfish to my cichlid tanks. I have both an African cichlid tank and a South American tank. I have Pictus cats in the S American tank, and Cuckoo cats in the African tank.
My question is in 2 parts: firstly, would crayfish be compatible in either tank; secondly, are different species of crayfish compatible with each other?
I like several different crayfish: Electric Blue, Vanilla Ghost, Red, and Tangerine. I'd like to put 2 crayfish in each tank, of 2 different colors, so I end up with 4 crayfish of 4 colors. Is this doable?
I don't have much experience with inverts in my tanks, although I have several midwestern crayfish in my koi pond, where they breed, and hibernate during winter. I also have 3 blue channel catfish in it that keeps their numbers in check. I don't want the crayfish in my tanks to damage fish, and I don't want the cats to try eating the crayfish.
Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Crayfish compatibility

Cichlids and crayfish don't mix. If you want to set up a crayfish tank check out the Cherax types. They come in a ton of colors and get huge
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I have a crawfish in a tank with African cichlids and oscars. They really don't do well in there. Always hiding, gonnah keep him in there though.
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Poor Mr. Crayfish.
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