Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Crayfish 22

Well another dead prawn and one de-shelled.  We added in some larger pipes (Condos !!!!)  which seem to be getting some use. I since taking the photo have moved them away from the side wall.  Gives them access from both sides which they seem to prefer. Well more of them are using the pipes.

And I've included a photo of our resident frog.  He lives above the clock in the kitchen......







Sunday, 25 June 2017

Crayfish 21

We moved the crays into two tanks from the three. And used the third for some other type of fresh water prawns.  The ones with very long claws.

All good.  A few died but I think this was due to the transportation a few days ago.  I bought them live and planned to put them on the Bar B Q but then once home changed my mine and put them in the tank.. So firstly they survived the journey without water for 15 minutes and three lost their claws in the ensuing entanglements....




Anyway all good as I say. The dead ones were of course grilled and tasted excellent....

Today just missed catching a photo of a cray changing its shell.



Saturday, 17 June 2017

Crayfish 20

Been a while. About 2 weeks ago we had one of our three tanks turn a very dark brown/black.  We lost about 20 crays. Happened very quickly.  Matter of hours. So we replaced the eater. Froze the dead crays, well at least the big ones for later consumption and started again. BTW they tasted V Good.....


Then last week I made up a couple of additional filters and pumps. (Forgot to take photos).  But very simple,  old plastic paint tubs, cut hole on side top and bottom and added the filter balls and fabric on top. Connected up a small submersible pump. Good to go. Working very well.  Up to now we had only run the biggest tank with a pump and filter with the other two only getting air stones and occasional change of water. Well now all going well.  We have just been away for 5 days and the water in all three looks great.  Also managed to get Wanna's mum not to over feed them.  I think before she was feeding them like little children constantly adding more.  Not good for crays.



Anyway all good in the land of Siam-Aquaponics.

Till next time.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Crayfish 19

All very quiet.   We've been away for a while and we left Mum to feed the fish. Only problem was she thought they were very hungry.  Gave them about 6 months food over a 5 day period !!!  Major clean out of the tanks last night when we got back.  All good and the little fella's appear quite happy with life. Few babies appearing.

And yes Aquaponics will be starting up again in May......



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Crayfish 18

video

We have had several crays reshell themselves lately. Not sure if the cold water affects them of it is just cyclical. Anyway a chance to get a short movie with them out in the open.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Crayfish 17

And the crays keep on growing.  We've been away and Wanna's brother was feeding them on a daily basis. Lots of big ones and a few pregnant. So what to do in a few move months i have no idea.

Today was water cleaning day and we had some helpers. They really enjoyed the water splashing. getting a head start for Thai New Year.










Saturday, 19 November 2016

Crayfish 16





Done.  Cleaned out the system.  We planned to spend a few hours getting this done. Lots of help form Wanna's three year old niece "Ice".

Wanna and I drained each tank and cleaned up them up. Lovely job.  We kept some of the old brackish water to put back as we thought they would life some of the same stuff. But really Cray's are very hardy little creatures. Not a lot seems ot both them.  And they fight. Cut each other up big time. Claws missing etc. No joke!!!

We down sized from 4 tanks to 3. So we used the three newish blue tanks we had down in Rayong.  Got rid of the old concrete mixing tank. Must be honest i never liked it but....

On tidying up we separated the big Crays from medium and small. Hence three tanks....

The big ones. 20 female and 8 male.  Put them in the big tank with some new "condo's".  All very excited about their new homes.  Just bits of old water pipe but, if you had nothing water pipe is fine!!!

The rest of the Crays we did not count. But guessing about 100+ of medium and small. So all good now ot leave with Wanna's sister and Mum while we are away.