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What do Crawfish Eat?

What do Crawfish Eat

What do Crawfish Eat?

Crawfish are crustaceans that look like little lobsters. They live in rivers but can also be kept as pets or farmed for food. Crawfish are omnivores and will eat just about anything, making them a dangerous choice for aquariums with small fish in them. In the wild, they prefer decomposing aquatic plants and vegetation that falls into the water like leaves from trees. They also eat algae, bugs, small fish such as minnows, dead fish like trout or salmon, slugs, snails and even other crawfish!

Pet crawfish are fairly easy to look after. Chopped leafy greens such as spinach or lettuce can be fed to them once they are wilted, ‘feeder fish’ like guppies will keep your crawfish entertained for days and special shrimp pellets are all part of a balanced diet. Algae pellets and chunks of fish are also popular treats for crawfish.

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