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

 

Mexican Orange Crays, aka CPO or 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.  I feed snowflake and fish food flake.

 

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.

 

I have several packages available right now. 

 

Each package consists of:

 

  • 3 unsexed Mexican Orange Crays roughly between 1/2" - 3/4" in length
  • FREE insulated Priority Shipping (continental US)
  • Breather bag to keep them safe during travel

----------------------------------> Just $35  :D

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