Q:

What do crawfish eat?

A:

Quick Answer

Crawfish, or crayfish, eat just about anything edible in their environment. This includes much water plant life and smaller aquatic animals, such as dead fish and shrimp.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The tendency of the crawfish to eat just about anything in their surroundings makes them extremely easy to care for as pets in captivity, as they don't require much of a special diet. However, this tendency can cause more trouble for owners with existing aquatic pets and aquarium plant life, as rarer plants and other pet animals are susceptible to being eaten by a crawfish kept in captivity. For this reason, crawfish are not particularly advised in large, and otherwise populated, aquariums.

Learn more about Marine Life

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the answers to the crayfish worksheet?

    A:

    The answers to the crayfish worksheet are the anatomy of the common crayfish. Specifically, they are the antennae, the antennules, the chelipeds, the eyes, the cephalothorax, the walking legs, the abdomen, the swimmerets and the telson/uropods. Those are the basic body parts of the common crayfish.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are the functions of green glands in crayfish?

    A:

    Green glands, also called antennal or maxillary glands, help carry out excretory functions in crayfish. These glands act much like kidneys in humans and help crayfish remain healthy by eliminating toxic substances and waste products in their urinary and circulatory systems.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you care for live crawfish?

    A:

    To care for live crayfish, also commonly called crawfish, provide them with the appropriate temperature of clean water in a large enough tank. Give them hiding places and a substrate they can burrow in. Feed them a diet of shrimp pellets supplemented with plants.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the crayfish life cycle like?

    A:

    The life cycle of the crayfish is like that of many animals. After mating, the female crayfish lays eggs, which hatch and grow into adult crayfish, at which point the cycle starts again.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore