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mattegm
9th May 2008, 08:13 AM
Hi to all, i'm planning to buildup a tank for a couple of these crayfishes; i have a hole in the wall wich max dimensions are 60cmx50cm (base).

Do you think that a tank of the size 60x45x35 (h)=approx 95 liters is ok for a couple of them?

I will provide also an external filter, inert gravel, roots and rocks..

greetings
Matteo

Frank
9th May 2008, 02:40 PM
Should be no problem. They are quite peaceful.

mattegm
10th May 2008, 04:38 PM
Should be no problem. They are quite peaceful.

really?many people told me the opposite so i was a little bit frightened...

Anyway, ok, i will use a tank with that dimensions...

Any other suggestion?
ciao

Canadiancray
10th May 2008, 09:07 PM
Are you sure you don't have a Cherax peknyi previously known as Cherax sp. "Zebra"????
http://www.crusta10.de/userfiles/image/2008/Cherax%20peknyi.jpg
http://www.crusta10.de/templates/index.php?lang_id=1&showid=51&katid=0

Its VERY rare to actually see Cherax papuanus in the aquarium hobby.

mattegm
10th May 2008, 10:00 PM
Are you sure you don't have a Cherax peknyi previously known as Cherax sp. "Zebra"????

Its VERY rare to actually see Cherax papuanus in the aquarium hobby.

Hi, at the moment i haven't this crayfish, i have to make the tank before..

The crayfish i'm speaking is the cherax zebra, i dont know if now it has a different name...

See these links, what's the differenze between Cherax sp. "Zebra" (cf. papuanus) and Cherax sp. "Tiger"

http://www.wirbellose.de/arten.cgi?action=show&artNo=289
http://www.wirbellose.de/arten.cgi?action=show&artNo=104

ciao

Canadiancray
11th May 2008, 12:25 AM
As I said. That crayfish species is now known as Cherax peknyi. It is a totally different species than Cherax papuanus.

That link contains REALLY old information.

Here is a picture of C. papuanus.
http://crusta10.de/templates/images/galerie/pictures/295/crusta10_295_Ch.papuanus%203.jpg

mattegm
11th May 2008, 02:01 AM
As I said. That crayfish species is now known as Cherax peknyi. It is a totally different species than Cherax papuanus.

That link contains REALLY old information.

Here is a picture of C. papuanus.
http://crusta10.de/templates/images/galerie/pictures/295/crusta10_295_Ch.papuanus%203.jpg


great information, so when i will buy them i have to ask "Cherax peknyi"...

Anyway, is it ok a tank of 60x50x35 cm??? (35 cm is height of water). If you confirm, i start tu build it..

thanks:)

Frank
11th May 2008, 02:02 AM
Many thanks for the informations canadiancray.
Ive changed the name in our species section.
http://www.shrimpnow.com/modules.php?name=Content&file=viewarticle&id=75

Canadiancray
11th May 2008, 05:44 AM
great information, so when i will buy them i have to ask "Cherax peknyi"...

Anyway, is it ok a tank of 60x50x35 cm??? (35 cm is height of water). If you confirm, i start tu build it..

thanks:)

Yes that size tank should be adequate for a couple of these crays. They are mostly nocturnal & VERY shy so you may not see them much.

mattegm
11th May 2008, 05:31 PM
Yes that size tank should be adequate for a couple of these crays. They are mostly nocturnal & VERY shy so you may not see them much.


Thanks!
Last question, after reading some infos i decided to not put any plant in the tank, is it a right decision?I will use only floating plants so i'm sure that the don't eradicate them during digging..

ciao

Canadiancray
11th May 2008, 08:25 PM
yeah sounds good. They will do fine with or without plants. I have noticed that they do like to chew on driftwood though. Maybe they get something from this.