Cray Fish and Fish Farming forum: Cray Fish Farming on a Small Scale

 
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Imagephicks
Feb 4, 2010 1:43 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
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 I tip my hat to you.
tuttimato
Feb 6, 2010 1:19 AM CST
Name: twiggy
Gulf Coast Z8b
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.

Thanks for starting this cubit.
grmesue
Feb 7, 2010 8:45 PM CST
Name: Sue
Southeast Arizona
Hurray! ME too!
Imagephicks
Feb 14, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
i just picked up a book on ebay cheap .SmallScale crayfish farming for food and profit. it has 50 pages. lots of infor.paul
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 18, 2010 7:05 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I would be interesting in listening and learning too. Maybe you can read and share as you read.
Imagephicks
Feb 18, 2010 3:50 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
there are 350 species of cray fish. most eat plants and some types of fish shrimp etc etc. paul
Imagestarlight1153
Feb 18, 2010 4:04 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
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.
Imagephicks
Feb 18, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
need to keep covred with nets
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 23, 2010 1:20 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Wow!! i might not raise them but I sure want to learn how you do it.
Teach us, Paul....
Imagephicks
Feb 23, 2010 5:55 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
heres some thing to read http://www.rampumps.com/craybook.htm Thumbs up
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 23, 2010 5:58 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
very interesting. Really liked the Blue one, sure looked pretty, wonder does it cook up pink???
I didn't know they ate grass , is that what they are saying??
Imagephicks
Feb 23, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
yes they eat grass alge and other fish to . they all cook up a nice shade of red . Paul Drooling
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 23, 2010 6:34 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I remember when I was a kid, that's been a long time too, we used to go to our sewer ditch and try to catch crawdads. Lived in Mo. in a small town.
Imagephicks
Feb 23, 2010 6:56 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
i grew up in mass cape cod use to catch theam at the cranberry bogs
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 23, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
That would be interesting. Yours were much cleaner than mine. first time I ever ate one. We when fishing and Daddy helped us catch some, wrapped them in mud and baked them.
Imagesws1957
Feb 26, 2010 7:37 PM CST
Name: steve
green cove springs
shroom lover
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.

Thumbnail by sws1957

steve
Imagephicks
Feb 26, 2010 8:45 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
utube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIIctUlph4
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 27, 2010 4:57 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Neat!! I liked it.
Imagephicks
Feb 27, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
Steve do you pick Mushrooms? Drooling
Imagecoconut
Mar 6, 2010 7:17 AM CST
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11
Could I use KMart kiddie pools? I just don't know how I'd get breeder stock here. They don't want us to import anything! But that's mostly OK.

Now to go look at those links...
Melissa

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