Congo + marbled cray??

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Congo + marbled cray??

Post by Reefchik » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:39 pm

I haven't been in for a while, my puffers are doing fine. (still have my darling congo Tater, and the irrubesco) I'm moving again though, and was thinking of consolidating 3 tanks.

My Congo is alone, naturally. But I have two marbled crays who have now begun to breed. Or clone...or whatever they do, lol.

Question: Does anyone keep a self-cloning marbled cray in the same tank as your Congo so she can eat babies as they are released? And if so what size tank?

Right now I have her in a 20 high and she does well. I have a fair number of live plants to help with nitrates (which have always been zero, thank goodness) and of course as you all taught me, frequent water changes and filter rinses.

I'm planning on moving her tank over here tomorrow, and thinking I will put the cray in when I set her tank up again. Then again if it's a bad idea I'd like to know. The crays are pretty cool, I don't want her torturing them.

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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by Arny » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Your Congo will eat all the adult and juvenile marble crays

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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by Terrance » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:46 pm

I don't see how that will work. Keep them all separated.
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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:10 pm

mmmmm snack time
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by Reefchik » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:45 pm

Arny wrote:Your Congo will eat all the adult and juvenile marble crays
Really? It is almost twice as big as she is. They must really be voracious :D
Still nothing would surprise me. She is quite the hunter. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by RTR » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:49 am

Puffers do not appear to have the concept of their size versus the size of potential prey. A dwarf puffer would be happy to nibble a larger Angelfish's fins - unless the angel ate him first.
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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:30 pm

ya i tossed a large fiddler into my small puffers tank, it lived less then 24 hours before i found it eaten from the rear foward.

They are great hunters and will find a weak spot and pick it to death
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by bertie 83 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:57 pm

Or the cray might grab a buried puffers eye and blind it. If is much bigger it may strike first if it feels threatened
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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by J-P » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:07 am

I keep my Dwarf Puffer and my cherry shrimp together and it has worked out great for a while now...

Other species and other shrimp / crays is taboo.. at best... with marbled that is an experiment in the works. Marbled Crays are so new that we really don't know that much about the breeding process.

If you go that route, and I am not saying you shouldn't, be prepared to document and photo your progress. Let us know and we can relay the results for better or for worse.
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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by scpion » Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:02 am

For marbled crays do they breed on their own? Or I still need a pair.. I got 2 recently but 1 passed away... I am not sure if its a marbled actually as it starting to turn more redish.. More like a common red Cray..
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Re: Congo + marbled cray??

Post by xrayjeeper83 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:20 am

if its a true marbled cray, then you only need 1
RTR wrote:Fahakas do not have tank mates, they may have swimming food reserves.

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