Crayfish

Crayfish (also called crawfish or crawdads) are freshwater crustaceans that look like a small lobster. Crayfish feed on plants, frog eggs, insects, and small fish. Crawfish boils and dishes with crayfish in them are very common in Louisiana. Louisiana supplies about 95% of the crayfish harvested in the US.

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Fish
Saltwater Fish
Clownfish
Crayfish

What kind of fish do crayfish eat?

Small fish found in the rivers they live in, anything from small darters to baby smallmouth bass and trout. Also they are known to eat some plant matter too.

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Crustaceans
Vertebrates
Crayfish

Are crayfish vertebrates?

No. Crayfish are invertebrates.

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Care of Fish
Crustaceans
Crayfish

What are the appendages found on the thorax of the crayfish?

walking legs, carapace, mandibles, chelipeds, antennae, antennules, compound eye, and its mouth

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Animal Life
Crayfish

Is crayfish an ectothermic?

No it is not

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Crayfish

Do crawdads like cold or warm water?

Crawdads enjoy lukewarm or slightly cool water.

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Crayfish

Are Crawfish considered seafood?

No, they are not seafood! They are commonly mistaken as seafood but in reality they are a type of freshwater shellfish that are raised in freshwater ponds and can even be found in ditches that retain water, hence one of their nicknames of "mud bugs".

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Human Anatomy and Physiology
Crayfish

Can crayfish blink their eyes?

Crayfish don't blink because their eyes are on stalks.

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Animal Life
Crayfish

What are the predators of crayfish?

Predators of crayfish include snapping turtles, fish large enough to swallow them, frogs large enough to swallow them, snakes, some types of birds, in some areas otters, raccoon's, opossums, bears, and humans. Crayfish are found in several continents so predators may vary.

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Care of Fish
Care of Mice and Rats
Crustaceans
Mice and Rats
Crayfish

Do different types of Crayfish get along?

I don't know for sure but some article said crayfish are cannbalistic even against their own types

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Biology
Crayfish

Why do crayfish kick up silt?

um....... who knows anyways

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Crustaceans
Crayfish

What do crayfish look like and eat?

Crayfish look like small version of New England type of Lobsters. They live in fresh and brackish waters depending on the species. They will eat anything that is meaty, including worms, leaches, larvae or their specialty, sleeping fish.

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Crayfish

What does it mean for a person to crawfish someone?

To back out of something (like how a crawfish walks, backwards). Ex: James and I had plans for lunch today. Now that he has crawfished on me, I'm stuck eating lunch alone.

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Crustaceans
Crayfish

How do crayfish get food?

Crayfish are omnivorous, meaning that they can (and will) eat pretty much anything that sits still long enough to be eaten. They may also grab and eat anything that is small and unwary enough to cross their path too closely. They are happy to scavenge, and will certainly not waste the opportunity to feast upon carcasses. Mature crayfish most actively feed at night.

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Care of Fish
Crustaceans
Crayfish

Do crayfish eat fish food?

Crayfish eat fish, shrimp, water plants, worms, insects, snails, plankton, and more. They will also eat dead plants and animals.

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Crayfish

How fast can crayfish swim?

How fast does a Nashville crayfish swim

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Crayfish

How does a blind crayfish find water?

They use the antennae to "smell" their way home.

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Care of Fish
Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish
Crayfish

Do Betta's and crayfish fight?

No, they will not fight. Bettas are normally a very slow moving, peacefull fish. A male Betta will only fight with another male Betta. The crayfish (depending upon its species) is likely to rip pieces off the Betta and maybe kill and eat it too.

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Crayfish

How many pounds of crawfish will feed 10 people?

50lbs

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Crayfish

What types of crayfish are there?

There are a couple hundred different species of crayfish, but the one most commonly eaten in the US is the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), about 95% of which come from Louisiana.

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Crustaceans
Crayfish

Where did the rusty crayfish come from?

The rusty crayfish came from the Ohio river basin.

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Crayfish

Do crayfish ever go on land?

yes

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Eating Disorders
Lobster
Crayfish

What do crayfish eat?

worms, greens, slugs. - NOT frogs or toads.

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Crayfish

How long does it take to boil crawfish?

Add your seasoning, lemons, and onions to the water. Bring to boil. Stir crawfish into boiling water, boil for 5-10 minutes, add your frozen corn, sausage and fresh red potatoes, let soak for 25-30 minutes. Drain water and enjoy.

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Crayfish

Do crayfish drink the water they live in?

no

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Crustaceans
Crayfish

How did crayfish become endangered?

Because they are delicious!!

No seriously here is what I found:

"Crayfish are threatened by habitat destruction caused by dams, water pollution, erosion, siltation, in-stream gravel dredging and, particularly, the introduction of nonnative crayfishes and other exotics. About 65 species of crayfish are endangered, threatened, or listed as species of special concern by the states in which they live, and 48 percent of our native crayfish species are in need of protection. These numbers are best estimates only. The exact status of crayfish endangerment or extinction rates in the United States is largely unknown because very few distribution and population surveys have been completed. "

Here is a link to the site where I found this information:

http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/fisheries/420-524/420-524.html

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