Crayfish are extremely dirty animals. They eat (and crap) both plant matter and dead animals, as they are scavengers. Because of this, both the water, and waste beneath the substrate, is the most effective plant food ever! It is chock full of nutrients, and beneficial live bacteria, especially if lava rock is used as a substrate in the crayfish tank.

In soil-based plants, and aquaponics, introducing these bacteria into any system will result in “super water” for your plants. In soil based systems, the water from Marbled Crayfish tanks causes plants to grow phenomenally! For a circulating aquaponics system, introducing these Marbled Crayfish bacteria pads to your existing tanks will have both an immediate and long term effect on your fish and plants.

We offer these beneficial bacteria in a concentrated form – a special, 50-micron filter  pad filled to capacity with nutrients and beneficial live bacteria, from lava-substrate crayfish tanks. For soil based plants, simply place the pads at the base of the plant, and spray with water until the pad is clean on both sides. On trees, hold the pad around the tree, and spray with pressure from your water hose – the nutrients will follow the root system. The filter pad also has the advantage of being shipped at lowest cost possible. Compared to the cost of shipping overnight (required for live crayfish), or the shipping of heavy water, the packaged live-bacteria pad can be sent via regular mail. Email us at