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Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange (CPO) - Dwarf crayfish are relatively undemanding when it comes to tank size and water values. Couples/trios of almost all of them do fine in a tank of at least around 5 gallons as long as there are multiple hiding places for every one of them.
Heavy filtration isn’t necessary, but at least a small filter is required to allow the tank to cycle and remove particles.
Lots of hiding spots are definitely necessary to prevent stress and territorial battles. Plants, wood and piles of rocks are all great options. Hiding places are especially important when a crayfish has just molted, because it will be very vulnerable for the first few hours.
These are shipped out between the size of 1/2"-1.25"
Posted by Robert French on Oct 26th 2016
This is the 2nd batch I have ordered. They came in healthy and brightly colored. I still have the first batch - I wanted more. HIGHLY recommend this seller.
Posted by Richard Morgan on Jun 21st 2016
All arrived alive and very active. They were packaged great and made the trip fine. I started them off in a 2 1/2 gallon tank with an air bubbler and fine white sand for substrate. They adapted extremely well and the 3 of them ate their first meal within an. hour. I generally feed Hikari Crab Cuisine or similar sinking food. They will move to a 10 gallon tank with baby angels in a few days then on to a 20L or a 29, whatever is available at the time. I keep them with the small angels in grow-out tanks and provide them plenty of plant, rock and small flower pots for cover. It is fun to watch them climb plants and flower pots as they move about the tank.
Posted by Richard Morgan on Jun 18th 2016
This is my second purchase of Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish because I wanted to increase the number in my tank.
These guys are are doing well and are tons of fun to watch as they move about the aquarium and interact with each other, plants, rocks, flower pots and even the way they go after their food is entertaining. Keep plenty of live plants for them to nibble on and rest on. I have had no problem with them and small angels so far but I will keep a close eye on them and provide plenty of cover for the crayfish. This tank is a grow-out tank for small angels as they reach quarter to half-dollar size for sale.