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Crayfish are omnivorous and will eat a wide variety of foods, including plants, insects, frog eggs, small fish, dead plants and animals and worms. They commonly feed on submer…ged, decaying vegetation, deriving nutrients mainly from the bacteria and other decomposers associated with it. Common Name: Crayfish (Crawfish, Crawdad, Freshwater Lobster, etc.). A crawfish's favorite food is soft, decomposing plant matter; however, they will eat just about anything : algae, snails, insects, plants, dead fish, etc. Crawfish are cannibals and will even consume other crawfish that are molting.They will also take food and bury it near the entrance of their den, just like a dog buries a bone.
I found this on the "Louisiana Foods Seafood Distributer" website. "Cormorants are a well known pesky crawfish predator, but now there is another critter out there… feasting on crawfish: raccoons. The number of raccoons in southern Louisiana apparently has skyrocketed over the last decade, ever since the region's fur industry went bust. The masked menaces turn over crawfish traps in shallow ponds and even haul up the lines attached to traps in deeper waters to eat both bait and crawdads." Homo Sapiens eat crawdads.
Dead fish, seaweed... pretty much and meat that is dead.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crayfish At night, some fish become less energetic and settle to the bottom. The crayfish might see this as a chance for an easy meal, …or a threat, and injure or kill the fish with its claws. Crayfish are effective scavengers and will consume fish carcasses. They sometimes will consume an exoskeleton after it is molted.
I believe they do
I do. So do turtles, fish, some snakes, raccoons, birds, bears and just about any other carnivore/omnivore that has the opportunity.
Where: They Will Catch There Prey and Go Under a rock. What: Smaller Fish, Each other,and insects Generally.
Crayfish do not eat any specific species of fish. They simply grab whatever they can and rip a bit off and eat it.
Yes if the adults are hungry.
Crawdads are Crustaceans.
For food, they'll eat basically anything. Really! In the wild they are scavengers, though if they can catch a fish, they'll eat it, they mainly eat carrion or plant matter, an…d detritous on the pond bottom. We feed ours once a week, just kitchen scraps; uncooked veggie scraps anywhere from carrot peels to pea pods to the ends of a cucumber, anything veggie, or slices of orange, apple, whatever. Give them this once a week, and once every month give them some lean red meat or calimari (squid, which we find works best). You can use the tablets you can sometimes find at petshops for them, too, sometimes you can find crayfish food, or use bottom feeder (fish) food, as well. IMPORTANT; do not overfeed them. Whatever you do feed them, don't leave it in the tank longer than two hours, or it will start to pollute the tank. If they eat it all, give them a little bit more, and remove the left overs after the two hours.
Yes they do. I use it all the time. They love it.