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FT/FS Mexican Dwarf Orange crays

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Ain't it purdy?  Little guys with BIG personality!


Cambarellus patzcuarensis var. Orange are small brightly orange lined dwarf crays that do not eat my plants/mosses.  They will eat the occasional small ramshorn snail.


Currently they are non-sexed and between 1/2" and 3/4."  They only grow to about one and a half inches. 


Some people keep them with shrimp and fish, but I've quickly become fascinated by them, so I keep them in their own tank.  They are often used as a clean up crew.


Because they are a crayfish, even as small as they are, they are really not picky about params.


ShrimpFever has these params listed:

pH – 6.0-8.0
gH – 3-25
kH – 1-15
TDS – 100-500
Temperature – 16-26C or 60 – 80F


Mine are in Ro remin with SS gh+ to 300TDS.  Easy peasy.


A reminder to use hiding spots for molting.  That's when they are the most vulnerable.  A minimum sized tank suggestion would be a 5g with multiple hiding spots for 3. Larger tanks allow more room to be out in the open and observe their behavior.


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Just got 2 of them this week past.  Looks to be both females, so will have to find a male somewhere.  Today one of them had molted and the other one was eating the molt....yuck.  Guess its full of calcium so good for them. At first I thought it was a dead one, but spotted the other one under the lava rock...now they are both out again, so shell must have hardened.


They are just too cute.

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Received my package of three Orange Crays this afternoon - on time as promised packaged wonderfully - individually packaged (while acclimating they got a little frisky - but all are fine and now searching out their own hideaways in my community tank.

They really are cool and cute. Great additions especially for the price - at least I think so. Bryce was great to do business with. Another of the great ones here on TSS. if you're thinking about it- just go ahead and dive in

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