Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Red Claw : Best Time for Daily Feeding

Research has shown that red claw are most active in the evening between 6 p.m. and midnight. This should be the best time for daily feeding since the animals are actively foraging during this period. Broodstock nutrition is
extremely important. Broodstock should be fed a complete diet (with vitamin and mineral supplements). Sinking crayfish or shrimp feed (at least 28 percent protein) fed at 3 percent of body weight per day is recommended. Some hatchery operators like to supplement formulated diets with fresh foods. These supplements have included frozen mixed vegetables, bird seeds, and chopped beef heart or liver. Care should be taken not to overfeed, especially with fresh food, because it may adversely affect water quality.

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