cray fish can be raised every where in the usa the water needs not be over a foot deep but clean with a bit of circulation. small ponds pools fish tanks they need less then a year to reach table size. they are many diff types of cray fish also. theres also a big market for soft shelled cray fish . paul
Hello Paul. You have the dubious honor of receiving my first post on cubits.
I've long been interested in aquaculture, both fresh and salt water. I almost got into crawfish farming several times since I own two pieces of property that would be ideal. Work and then disability got in the way. Now I live in a power chair but I might could manage a bed in the yard.
I once had my Extension Agent send me a book on the culture. It was 3/4" thick and much of the info was from LSU. It was geared to commercial scale rotating with rice crops. I'd love to hear from folks that have done it on a small scale.
Down by the railroad tracks when we have ecess rains and flooding, a few days afterward you cna see folks sittign on little chairs, fishign away for crayfish and crawdads. ( think they called the same thing, not sure)
If I was real hungry I would be hunting for them that way too, but would prefer to have them come from a bit more sanitary pond.
Thing I would worry about here is the racoons, cats especially the feral ones hunting and eating the stock.
crawfish are cool.!i had a pair in a 55 gallon tank.their tank mates were two weather loaches,one 5 inch chinese algae eater.the algae eater would fight with the algae eater atleast 4 times a week.one day the female crawfish molted.she did not conceal herself,and was killed by the algae eater.two days later,tor fight going on.when i woke up,there was a surprise waiting for me.the male crawfish had killed the algae eater,and drug him into his cave.