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Sunday, April 03, 2005

my blue crayfish


my blue crayfish
Originally uploaded by larrykim.

this is my blue crayfish sabastine. i know it looks like he lives in a small tank, but he lives in my 55 gallon aquarium with ten small fish, size of the orange guy up there, and one algae eater (right behind him in the picture). couple of month ago when sabastine molted, he lost his right claw. since then he molted again and his right claw did not come back, so i have been worried that he has lost his right claw forever. well, this time he molted and his right claw grew back. i am so happy!

10 Comments:

Blogger Samantha said...

He is awesome!

April 4, 2005 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger alicia skye said...

so, i'm just a random person who read your blog... randomly. i wanted to tell you that i think Sabastine is adorable. He's the cutest animal i've seen today.

April 4, 2005 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Wow Larry.......I had a pet shrimp called Sabastine when I was living in CA. What a coincidence. But YOUR Sabastine is one of the coolest creatures I've ever seen. Blue! That's so awesome.

April 5, 2005 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Pauey said...

just happen to hop by your blog. i like your crab. nice site, too.

April 6, 2005 at 5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

found your blog from a google search. how many inches is that guy, how long have you had him, how long did it take for him to grow tha big.

thanks!

aim = bazookatoothar

May 23, 2005 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger larrykim said...

anonymous,

I had him for about a year now. he is about 4 inches in size. he has molted five or six times already, about every two or three months. supposely, he could get to be 7 or 8 inches in size, but i seriously doubt that mine would. he eats shrimp pellets, and if there is a dead fish, he cleans them off too. i have never caught him actually killing any of my fish, but i know he eats dead ones.

hope that helps

May 23, 2005 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous nat said...

Does your crayfish ever stop moving for long periods of i.e. a week?

April 29, 2006 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger larrykim said...

well... when he is molting, he hides and i leave him a lone, and eventually, sometimes couple of weeks, he comes out at night. they like looking for food at night. when he is getting enough food, i hardly ever see him moving around when there is light.

April 30, 2006 at 7:12 AM  
Anonymous nat said...

This may sound crazy, but I got one of these animals from a friend. Twice the crayfish played dead (no movement) on her, and since I received it it has yet to move (Three days)! I took it with the understanding that it might have expired, but she said it might also be in some stasis while molting? Any ideas?

April 30, 2006 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger larrykim said...

if it's alive. if you go near it with a net, it should move...

April 30, 2006 at 6:08 PM  

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