What is the best fish tank for a pet crayfish? Well, the answer to this question depends on a few things. Do you plan to have other live fish with your pet crayfish? Do you plan to have another crayfish pet all together? Because if you do, a desktop aquarium or a 10-gallon fish tank is probably not ideal. I know from experience. Personally, I would recommend a 20 gallon fish tank for a crayfish, nothing smaller.
Crayfish are very dirty
Crayfish are dirty little creatures. They take out a lot of waste. And these debris can make your tank ugly and toxic to other fish, if you have them. With a larger tank, like a 20-gallon tank, there is more water to support the burden of all your pet crayfish waste.
Crayfish are aggressive and territorial
The crayfish will eat and fight almost anything. They are super aggressive and territorial. Having said that, if you plan to have other fish in your tank, you will want a tank that is large enough to hold everyone comfortably. Having a larger tank will reduce the chances that your pet’s crabs will eat your other fish. They will have more room to swim. And your pet crayfish will have its little territory to itself. However, remember that with crayfish, any other fish in your tank can be turned into crayfish food at any time. I always suggest putting aggressive fish in the tank and fish that swim near the top. Red-tailed sharks, treats, and axfish can often work well with crayfish. They have for me in the past anyway.
With a fish tank that has a minimum of 20 gallons, it will be much easier to manage the water changes for your crayfish and other fish. Speaking of which, be sure to change about 25% of the water weekly. This will ensure a clean and healthy tank. One that will help keep your other fish healthy, as well as your pet crayfish.
If you get two crayfish
If you decide to get two crayfish and put them in a fish tank. In my experience, it is only a matter of time before one eats the other. Personally, I think you will need a tank over 20 gallons for two crayfish. However, if you must have two crayfish, make sure you have separate hiding places for both. These can be purchased online, made from PVC, or at most pet stores that sell aquariums.
Elvis writes for several blogs on topics such as fish tanks, cancer, politics and even self defense.
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