Introducing the Brazos Dwarf Crayfish, the newest addition to our collection of invertebrates! These little crayfish are very similar to Orange CPO Crayfish in appearance and behavior, but their colors are earth tones as opposed to the bright orange color that the CPOs display. Most Brazos Dwarf Crayfish are brown in color, with some tan and beige colors that form marbled patterns along the body.
Dwarf crayfish like this one are one of our favorite invertebrates. They are much larger in size than dwarf shrimp (they can grow up to 1.6 inches long) and tend to live much longer, but are still small enough to comfortably live in a tank as small as five gallons. They are are quite active and do not hide during the day like most larger crayfish. They definitely make an exciting addition to any aquarium and are a great way to get into invertebrates if you haven’t joined the craze already!
Though this crayfish is small enough not to be a threat to most other tank inhabitants, they have on occasion gone after dwarf shrimp, so we cannot recommend keeping them in the same tank.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
– PH level range: 6.0 to 8.0
– Temperature range: 60° to 82° F (16° to 28° C)
– Water type: Medium hard
– Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Fast-moving fish (such as Danios, Guppies, Otocinclus catfish, etc.). Cichlids can be aggressive towards crayfish and should not be kept in the same tank.
– Additional notes: CPO crayfish are omnivores and will eat leftovers, dead tank mates, and even fish waste. Dwarf crayfish prefer to live in tanks with live aquatic plants (such as java moss, willow moss, hornwort, etc.). This is because they like the cover that plants provide, they love to graze on the plants for algae, and the plants help keep the water clean for them.
- This miniature freshwater crayfish features a marbled pattern of various brown, tan, and beige colors.
- These do not hide during light hours like most crayfish – they are very active and mobile.
- They are also peaceful and do well in most community tanks, though they occasionally have been known to make a meal of dwarf shrimp. We keep them in a tank with guppies and live plants, and they never bother any of their tank mates.
- Easy to care for – the Brazos Dwarf Crayfish feeds on leftover food or almost any kind of fish food.
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