Posted September 09, 2018 07:31:13 An aquarium-loving hobbyist from Minnesota has created a giant pond crrayfish, which he dubbed “The Big Blue.”
The blue and red color scheme is designed to complement the red crayFishes in the pond crays collection were initially hatched in the late 1800s, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The species can grow to up to 10 feet long and weigh more than a ton.
“We are trying to create a species that is a little bit more like the sea creatures that live in the deep water,” said Richard Davenport, a veterinarian and owner of the Davenports Aquarium in North Dakota.
The pond craynefish is a member of the family Crayidae, which includes the giant cray, blue cray and red crays.
Crayfish are the only freshwater fish native to the United States that live on land.
They live in tropical and subtropical waters and migrate from sea to land in search of food.
They are usually found in ponds and other water-filled places, including lakes, rivers and streams.
Davenport and his colleagues had a hard time finding blue crays in the aquarium, but the blue craying had to be created to match the blue and white color scheme.
“I went through about 500 different species of cray cray fish, but I thought I would go back to my original idea of creating this new species,” he said.
“I was just really excited to get this idea out of my system.”
The pond crayed fish is just the first of many blue crayed species to be produced.
Davenpets other blue crayanates include the Giant Pond Crayfish and Giant Pond Crab.
A pond crayer’s first step is to create the eggs, which can be either hatched in a tank or raised in a pond, Davenworth said.
The eggs are placed in a plastic bag and the cray fishes are released into a small pond.
They can be fed food, live bait, live worms and algae.
“The first thing you see is these giant crays and they start to move around,” Daventon said.
He said the crays are aggressive toward fish.
The giant pond crabs are one of the species that are the size of the pond that live at the Duxbury Aquarium.
They feed on dead and decaying fish and are known for their appetite.