Crayfish, which is also known as crawdad is one of the most loved water creatures. It is a very delicious food and also a very nice pet to keep. It lives in water, that’s why it is regarded as a water creature. Recently, there is a rising question from many people, especially those that want to have crayfish as a pet. The question is, do crayfish bite? or can they bite?.
Can crayfish bite? Yes crayfish can bite and pinch, but it can only do so when frightened. You should put on a hand glove when dealing with them, for safety purpose.
For those who have seen a live crayfish or sometimes called crawdad, you will notice that there are claws on it’s face/front. This is what it use to pinch, and it’s pinch or bite could seriously injure you.
When I said that ‘crayfish could bite’ yes they do bite or pinch, but not all sizes. The only sizes that are notorious for this act are the big ones among them.
Those big ones could seriously hurt when they pinch or bite, but the smaller ones that could bite might not do much damages like the bigger ones could.
There is a popular argument from some people, they argue that the bite of a crayfish is not that painful, but a little more painful when bitten by a more bigger ones. Well it is true to some extent. Yes like I explained, the bite of a smaller crayfish is not as painful as the one from bigger ones, but I honestly disagree with them that the bite of a big crawdad is not very painful.
In one occasion, I have seen a person seriously bleeding because he was bitten by a big crayfish, so their bites can be very bad for humans.
They do bite, but if you are sceptical about it because your pet crayfish have not bitten you before, it might be because it is probably small or you have not taken your hands close enough to it or have not startled it before.
Can Crayfish Hurt You?
If crayfish do bite or pinch, another question that you might be willing to ask is, can they hurt you?.
Can crayfish hurt you? Yes big crayfish can hurt and even seriously injure you when they pinch you with their claws.
They could really hurt you if you are not careful enough when dealing with them. putting on hand gloves could go a long way to prevent this from happening, but sometimes, their claws are strong and sharp that they could even penetrate you gloves and get to your hands, but in that case, it will be only a small pinch which might not hurt like when you have no gloves.
Yes crawfish can hurt you, but how painful and how deep it could hurt depends on the size of the creature and how strong it’s claws are.
like I mentioned above, I have seen a person seriously bleeding, just because he was bitten or pinched by a big crayfish, so they can really hurt you and will do if you give them the chance to do so.
Are Crayfish Aggressive?
Crayfish do like to stay at the bottom of the sea or water and do go on the surface occasionally. They are very slow in movement. If you are considering to have crayfish as pet, learning that they could hurt or bite, you might start wondering if they are aggressive.
Are Crayfish Aggressive? Yes crayfish are aggressive and can hurt many of it’s tank mates, including some fishes.
This creature, although very slow in movement can be very fierce and aggressive to it’s tank mates, including human beings, that is why you can hardly see them share the same tank with so many aquatic creatures, including some fishes.
It can eat some fishes and some fishes can eat them when they have the chance.
Many times, people make mistake of keeping them in the same tank with fast fishes, although the fish could be fast, but once the crayfish could kill it, it will eventually get to the fish at some point.
Naturally, crayfish are very aggressive, especially the big ones. They are even aggressive to humans, but this happens then they are frightened, so you might want to avoid toiling about with them, especially with barehands and more especially, when they get bigger.
Are Crayfish Friendly?
Crayfish are kind of lone creatures, they often stay with their kind and they stay at the bottom of Water and occasionally at the surface. So are they really friendly?
Are Crayfish Friendly? No, they are not friendly. They are very aggressive and do attack other aquatic creatures they can be able to attack and can even pinch human beings.
Many aquatic creatures are scared of them, including some fishes because they are very aggressive and can feed on the weaker creatures they could kill.
Although many people do have crayfish as pet, it doesn’t change the fact that that they are not friendly at all, neither does keeping them as pet makes makes them friendly.
Do Crayfish Have Strong Claws?
Crayfish are strong clawed aquatic creature that love to live at the bottom of Water.
They often use their claws to catch and kill their preys and also to defend themselves when threatened.
Their claws do develop from stage to stage. This is because, as they grow bigger and older, so do their claws do.
The little ones do not have very strong claws, but they will eventually do as they grow bigger and older, so crawfish do have strong claws.