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What do crayfish eat?

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As omnivore's, Crayfish like to eat shell fish, worms, plants, insects, plankton, insects and snails. Crayfish are not picky and will even eat dead fish, decaying plants and dead animals. They will eat anything within their reach, whether it be in the wild or in the bottom of their tank.

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What do crayfish eat?
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If you have a fish tank with crayfish in it, you may want be cautious about adding other small fish to the tank. Drowsy fish or fish that swim on the bottom of the tank make easy meals for crayfish. Crayfish love to eat decaying plants such as spinach and lettuce, and will eat it immediately if available. Gold fish food, Algae wafers and shrimp pellets are all nutritious foods that you can buy in a pet store for your crayfish.

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