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unfortunately this all in one tank had a decent gap across the back that i didnt think about. well 2 got out the other night, and one of those died, the only male. ok so he has been replaced now and have worked something out to stop it happening again.

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here's the whole tank its a bit strange having fake plants but real ones would just get eaten. tried to give them as much cover as possible.

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given their first lot of veggies, their loving it!

 

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Update, one females shell never hardened and accidently got crushed handling it still soft a week after molt.

I now have 1m (who has 1 half size claw growing back after an attack during molt) and two females, 1 molted in the first week and has a reasonably hard shell now.

I decided that coral sand would be a better option for their shells and 5.5kg coral sand arrived yesterday.

Due to attacks by each other during molts I've added as many hides as I possibly can, 4 clay caves/logs, 4 natural wood logs and 8 fake plants(the crays will eat live plants).

Looking pretty chokers so here's some pics.

 

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Current pic of the second female to lay, a bit behind the first.

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Couldn't help myself, had fold up aquaculture tanks packed away in the garage from when I used to breed. Just goota sell my gym to make up for the space I'm taking.

Here's the two females just released into the big tank,

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And the tank its self,

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Big thanks to aquaholics for this 150cm Dymax REX Planted LED, its super bright and with a little help perfect size for the tank.

Now everything's ready for the babies, kinda wish I wasn't going away tomorrow but there enough hides, elodea weighed down on the bottom to chew on and the adults will be getting a bit of feed while I'm away too.

 

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Back from bris and all good, counted 20 bubs that I could see, hoping there's another 20 or more in hiding.

Female also molted and is visibly larger (see below), successfully re-introduced to the original cray tank with the male. 

Still have 1 female left holding eggs in the baby tank so more bubs to come.

 

 

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