raising edible shrimp or crawfish? - Shrimp & other Invertebrates - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Shrimp & other Invertebrates

Shrimp & other Invertebrates Aquarium Invertebrates - Discuss the varieties of freshwater shrimp, crayfish, and other invertebrates that will enhance your planted aquarium.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2010, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 62
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Vietguy357 is a regular member
:
Default raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

I was just eating at a buffet the other day then I thought, can we buy live shrimp like the one they sell at the grocery stores and raise them and breed them. Maybe we could do it with crawfish too. Has anyone ever tried this or knew someone that did it?
Vietguy357 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 10-21-2010, 04:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
JohnPaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 156
iTrader Ratings: 0
JohnPaul is a regular member
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

I'm pretty sure the shrimp that are normally eaten & served in restaurants are a saltwater species, not a freshwater. No idea what they would need as far as tank size, etc.

As for crayfish, I know one of the most commonly eaten species in Louisiana is Procambarus clarkii, which is also one of the most commonly kept aquarium species. So it would definitely be possible. To raise them in significant quantities you would need a really huge tank though, as they can get somewhat large (up to around 5-6" I think) and crayfish will cannibalize each other during molts if there are not a lot of hiding spaces.
JohnPaul is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 62
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Vietguy357 is a regular member
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

oh haha, I might try to raise crawlfish or saltwater shrimps in one of those big above ground pools. About 5000 gallon. It might be a cool thing to try later on.
Vietguy357 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Plant Whisperer
 
Zapins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: CT, Connecticut
Posts: 5,958
iTrader Ratings: 66
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Zapins is a valuable member of the communityZapins is a valuable member of the community
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

Its not economically a good idea to raise them yourself if you want to eat them.

The money you would spend on building a pond big enough with all the right filters and heaters, etc... would be more then 50 years worth of buying them once a month at the grocery shop.

If you are simply interested in finding out IF its possible, then that's a different story.
Zapins is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
neilshieh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,908
iTrader Ratings: 60
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
neilshieh is a regular member
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

plus they carry a whole bunch or crap that you wont want in tanks
neilshieh is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 07:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
iTrader Ratings: 0
tbcpat is a regular member
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

I checked here to find info but it seems I know more than most. You can raise fresh water prawn they need a lot of room also or they will eat each other. Substrate can help. Look up aquaponics and aquaculture.
Good luck.
tbcpat is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 05:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
aquaman555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 192
iTrader Ratings: 2
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
aquaman555 is a regular member
:
Default Re: raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

I don't know about shrimp, but crawfish as others said definitely could breed just as Zapins said though not economical for your own food supply. Down here you can get crawfish that are "pond" raised so you definitely could breed and raise them though.
aquaman555 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in Technorati
Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > General Interest Forums > Shrimp & other Invertebrates > raising edible shrimp or crawfish?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2