Backyard Aquaponics

Where to buy Crawfish online?
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Author:  ebrennan [ Apr 2nd, '18, 04:14 ]
Post subject:  Where to buy Crawfish online?

I want to start a crayfish based aquaponics system and am struggling to find a website to buy them online. I have found multiple websites to buy live Louisiana crawfish but I haven't been able to figure out if I could also use those for aquaponics. I have been looking at this website
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks!

Author:  scotty435 [ Apr 2nd, '18, 07:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: Where to buy Crawfish online?

I'm not sure how you're going to try and grow these but they are cannibalistic so you may not get as many out of the system as you put in. FWIW some of the crayfish local to you might be better choices, just find a local stream and you'll find them under rocks as the weather warms. I'm not sure if the Red Swamp Crayfish or the White River Crayfish that are commonly grown in Louisiana are considered an invasive species in Iowa so you'll want to check on this if you plan on growing them (these guys are escape artists). Here's a search the first link looked at the Red Swamp Crayfish for it's invasive potential in Iowa -

This one looks at potential for crayfish culture using existing species in your area.

Author:  ONG2 [ Mar 26th, '19, 23:08 ]
Post subject:  Re: Where to buy Crawfish online?

I was told that the Louisiana crawdad was susceptible to a disease in the northern states that our native crawdads were immune to. Also in Ohio we have at least 2 types of crawdads one likes ponds, the other running water. I caught 100 out of streams and put them in a water garden. They all went on walk about within 2 days.

Author:  scotty435 [ Mar 27th, '19, 03:45 ]
Post subject:  Re: Where to buy Crawfish online?

Some Crayfish like both, like the Rusty Crayfish.


Author:  Craigger7 [ May 31st, '19, 08:21 ]
Post subject:  Re: Where to buy Crawfish online?

so its not really possible to grow crayfish in a aquaponics system?

Author:  scotty435 [ Jun 1st, '19, 06:10 ]
Post subject:  Re: Where to buy Crawfish online?

:dontknow: Sure, it's possible but you probably won't wind up with many.

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