Blue Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus diminutus ‘blue’)


The Blue Dwarf or Mini Blue Crayfish is a selectively bred form of a dwarf species native to parts of the Southeastern United States, where it is found in a wide variety of shallow water habitats. While the wild form of this crustacean is normally an unremarkable grey or brown, the blue color morph is popular in the aquarium hobby due to their color, tiny adult size, and active nature. Ideal for planted or nano aquariums, they are plant and fish safe, and unlikely to harm any tankmates. As a scavenger, they will feed readily on most frozen or prepared sinking diets. This species is hardy and adaptable but will do best and display the most vivid coloration in slightly soft, acidic water.

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Blue Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus diminutus ‘blue’)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Invertebrates, detritus, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 1.25″
Recommended Tank Size: 6 gallons
Compatibility: Extremely peaceful, safe with almost all fish and other similarly-sized inverts. May become territorial with each other.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     75-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm