Pet Yabbies

For Sale

TWhy a Pet Yabby?
Why Not!.

 
Blue Claw Yabbies 
look sensational 

in an aquarium.



We don't breed for colour and because colour is subjective, we believe it is best that you choose your own pet, for that reason we do not ship orders for pet yabbies.


It is advisable not to put too many yabbies in an aquarium. 1 or 2 large ones or up to half a dozen smaller ones in a 100 litre aquarium.


To grow a yabby needs to change its shell (molt).


This process can take up to an hour or more and it is at this time that your yabby is vulnerable to being eaten by other yabbies

or fish if they are hungry


It is ideal that you place rocks or shelter of some kind in your aquarium..


Yabbies will eat just about anything, what you feed them can affect water quality.

Yabbies do not need to fed every day. Every 2-3rd day in summer

3rd or 4th day in winter.


Water temperature drives metabolism, warmer the water, the hungrier the yabby, but remember warmer water, requires greater

 monitoring of water quality ie pH, oxygen and ammonia.


18-20 deg Celcius is an ideal temperature range.


Small amounts of vegetable scraps are ideal. A small amount of chicken or lean meat can be fed every now and them in small amounts.


Avoid pellets with tallow or fish meal as a protein source and pellets with less than 20% protein are preferred. Even better if you can

source a chicken pellet that has been de-natured

or cooked prior to being pelletised. 


This process ensures that the protein is more

digestable for your yabby.


Fly or insect spray should not be used in the same room as your aquarium as all pesticides are deadly for yabbies.


Yabbies prefer alkaline waters with a pH of 7 - 7.5 ptreferable.


Yabbies breed readily. There should be plenty of cover, such as water plants, where juveniles can escape from the adults.

Aquatic plants should be tied to large stones to stop the yabby uprooting them while burrowing or searching for food 

otherwise use artificial plants. 

Of course, most fish will eat

juvenile yabbies.


Yabbies are great escape artists so if you give them an opportunity to escape, they will.

 Keep the water level far enough below the top of the tank to prevent yabbies from climbing the air hose and crawling out.


Yabbies come in a variety of colours, pinks, browns, blues, greens and various of shades in between and our stock changes

from week to week.


Aquarium blues etc are only available farm direct.


Resources used for this article:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au

J.R Williams