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    Gulper catfish

    Discussion in 'Mini-Monsterfish' started by Jbrown2421, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM.

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    Are gulper catfish are able to eat small crawfish?

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      Does anyone know if gulper catfish are able to eat crawfish? ive always assumed not but then I heard someone online that said they were planning on it when their gulper gets bigger, only reason I’m curious is because my mother crawfish has eggs
       
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      They generally ignore crayfish it seems.
       
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      Welcome to the MFK! Interesting question.

      Not this time. I've no personal experience, nor do I recall reading anything on this aspect of gulper feeding habits. I'd need to do some homework... and only if I found an expert stating it is 100% safe, I'd try. Otherwise, I personally wouldn't risk it, if the crawfish has value.
       
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      I have no personal experience with gulper.
      But dang, seeing what these guys can eat, my bet is that they will.
      I know a lot of fish relish a couple crayfish now and again.
       
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      Wow Viktor doesn’t have experience with something, I’m honestly suprised to be honest.
      Do you think it’s the make up of the crayfish meat itself or the fact that it had claws? If it’s the latter option they always could be removed before feeding I suppose.
       
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      Someone kept a gulper with crayfish and it worked fine, likely because the crayfish stayed out of the cats way, another fish that has successfully been kept with adult gulper sis guppies which are ignored due to their small size
       
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      As long as you keep it well fed you will have no problems. Very well fed. What do you mean by small tho? If it big it might scare it away by waving its claws and the catfish will probably decide, heck, I'll go look somewhere else. If it's really small the cat might not even notice it (see post above). If it's in that middle ground it's screwed. I suggest moving the crawfish to another tank regardless.
       
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      I just wasn’t sure if they’d be able to digest the shell haha thanks for all the help everybody!
       
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