Yabbies and Freshwater Crayfish For Aquaponics

Yabbies and freshwater crayfish can be successfully kept in an aquaponics system. Here are some details about these species.

Name: Yabby (Cherax destructor)

Australian yabby photo

Distribution: Murray-Darling Basin

Temperature: 15 - 25oC

pH: 6.5 - 8.5

General Hardness: 80 - 300 ppm

Diet: Low protein

Growth: 18 months (50g)

 

Name: Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus)

Redclaw crayfish photo

Native to: Northern areas of Queensland and Northern Territory

Temperature:  25 - 30 oC

pH: 6.5 - 8

Hardness: 50 - 300

Diet: Low protein

Growth: 12 months (50g)