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How to Set Up a Freshwater Crayfish Farm

Last Updated: November 26, 2020 References

This article was co-authored by Doug Ludemann. Doug Ludemann is the owner and operator of Fish Geeks, LLC, an aquarium services company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Doug has worked in the aquarium and fish-care industry for over 20 years, including having worked as a professional aquarist for the Minnesota Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota.

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Starting a crayfish farm is a challenging but innovative and rewarding business venture. A lot of the expense comes in building ponds and initially stocking them with crayfish. You’ll need to dig out a pond first and connect it to a water control and drainage system. After purchasing your first crayfish, they’re easy to care for with daily feeding and water aeration. By testing the water and cleaning the pond periodically, your crayfish will grow happy and healthy.

How to Set Up a Freshwater Crayfish Farm. Starting a crayfish farm is a challenging but innovative and rewarding business venture. A lot of the expense comes in building ponds and initially stocking them with crayfish. You'll need to dig… ]]>