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Dwarf crayfish?

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Jordan_Deus, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Jordan_Deus

    Jordan_Deus Fish Fanatic

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    While visiting one of my LFS yesterday I saw they had dwarf crayfish (labeled as "small lobsters" lol). I was wondering if these get along with shrimp, tetras, Corys etc? I know their larger cousin the crayfish will kill said fish occasionally.

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    I personally would not keep any sort of crayfish with other bottom feeders, especially shrimp. Mexican dwarfs are supposedly pretty peaceful but I still wouldn't chance it. You can give it a go, I don't really think the dwarfs would be large enough to harm the corries and tetras but any baby shrimp and/or freshly molted shrimp may get eaten.
     
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  3. Jordan_Deus

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    Yeah, I agree with what you're saying. I did a little bit more research, the answers to my question are very mixed but it seems shrimp only survive if they have somewhere inaccessible to the crawfish.

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