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.