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So, I hate fish. Well, eating them anyways. So I had to find something that I like to eat. In comes Mr. Red Claw Crayfish <--click link. Vegeterian, non territorial, prolific breeder, gets to 1.25 pounds. Sounds good to me! So I went in search of the elusive Red Claw. There were only a few people that carry them 2 here in California and one I found in Florida. The one in Florida is the only one that bothered returning my call and answering my E-mails. So they get my business. The place is called Stick Fins Fish Farm <--click link. I ordered them last week they shipped yesterday via USPS Express Mail and arrived alive and happy 11 A.M. at my doorstep. I highly recommend Stick Fins!

 

 

Here are some pics:

I love presents!


 Arrived packaged well. Styrofoam box, care sheet, heat packs, double bagged with ammonia reducer pellets.

 

Yummy!

In a quarantine tank til spring

This is a "small breeder".

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Chi Ma,

What kind of set up do you have for raising the red claws? Are they being raised as part of you aquaponic system?

Kingjam

 

Hey Conrad, they are in this >>> system here. Nothing special was done.
Chi, I'm happy that you are a satisfied customer. Here at Stick-Fins we aim to please. Have you got any babies yet?  These guys are worse than rabbits so be ready to expand! good luck to you.
Hi Christine! had a batch of babies but they all died because we had a little heat wave and the water temps got to around 100 degrees but the mothers survived and now they are berried again. Those are tough mothers!

Christine,

Since my IBC water is not crystal clear and I can see only about half way down, how will I know if my tilapia have bred? Is there anything special that I should do to encourage them to breed. I was thinking of putting in a container of sandy Florida soil and elevate it on top of two cement blocks, since I understand that they make their nest in the shallow pond bottom.

Conrad

Christine Smithers said:

Chi, I'm happy that you are a satisfied customer. Here at Stick-Fins we aim to please. Have you got any babies yet?  These guys are worse than rabbits so be ready to expand! good luck to you.
Do us a favor and keep a log/journal on your progress. Make regular measurements on water chemistry and temperature. I know it is hard to do but we are explorers in this territory of aquaponics. We sorely need to share accurate data and experiences to move forward. And as always Good luck and God bless.

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