Included is one Electric Blue Crayfish of the Procambarus alleni variety. This will be a young adult that is around two to three inches long, but they grow up to five to six inches long as adults and change into a more intense blue color as they grow.
These are very active crayfish that do not spend all of their time under rocks. They are well known for keeping tanks clean and free of waste. NOTE: We recommend a tank size minimum of 30 gallons for this crayfish when it is fully grown.
These crayfish can live with most kinds of fish and other aquatic life, including dwarf shrimp. They are slightly slow and only a sick fish would be able to be caught by the crayfish. We keep them with guppies and fire red cherry shrimp, and have never seen a death, but we cannot guarantee that dwarf shrimp will be completely protected if kept with a large crayfish. These crayfish can live in almost any freshwater aquarium and are a few of the toughest freshwater tank inhabitants available to the hobby.
This is the blue variant of this species, with white specimens also being available.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
– PH level range: 6.5 to 8.5
– Temperature range: 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
– Water type: Soft to hard
– Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Fast-moving fish (such as danios, guppies, etc.), dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, etc.). Cichlids can be aggressive towards crayfish and must not be kept in the same tank.
– Additional notes: Crayfish will typically eat whatever they are able to catch, but since they are slow-moving, they are almost never able to harm fish or shrimp. They prefer foods like invertebrate pellets or blanched vegetables, but will also eat fish food and algae wafers. Crayfish molt periodically and every now and then eat their old exoskeleton.
Caution must be exercised when keeping large crayfish. The general rule with crayfish is: if it can catch it, it WILL try to eat it!
This crayfish will breed with a mate in home freshwater aquariums! They ship as 2 inch long young adult that will grow up to 5 to 6 inches long.
As with all of our crayfish, the coloration of the electric blue crayfish is EXTREMELY top quality – much higher quality than others on the market!
This crayfish may TEMPORARILY change color after molting, which may occur all the way through shipping. If your crayfish is not blue and you find a molt in the bag or in your aquarium, do not worry; this is normal and the bright color will return in 2 weeks or less.
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