Papuan Orange Crayfish (Cherax holthuisi ‘orange’)


One of several rare species of Cherax crayfish found in the lakes and streams of Papua, the Papuan Orange Crayfish is a strikingly marked crustacean with a uniform pale orange coloration with blue highlights and distinctive black eyes. Found in warm, alkaline waters, these crayfish are fairly adaptable to aquarium conditions. As a scavenger, they will feed readily on most frozen or prepared sinking diets. Like most crayfish, the Papuan Orange prefer a dimly lit aquarium with multiple hiding places although once acclimated to the aquarium are not shy.

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Papuan Orange Crayfish (Cherax holthuisi ‘orange’)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: West Papua
Diet: Invertebrates, detritus, frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 4-5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive, may eat fish or fight with other invertebrates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0- 7.8
Temp:                     75-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm