Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis ‘orange’)


The Orange Dwarf Crayfish is a selectively bred form of a tiny dwarf species native to crater lakes in Mexico. While the wild form of this crustacean is normally an unremarkable grey or brown, this form has become extremely popular in the hobby due to its vibrant orange coloration. 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.

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Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis ‘orange’)

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