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I keep Cambarellus shufeldtii which I think is one of the 2 or 3 true Louisiana dwarfs .

 

I keep them outside without a filter in shade but aquaponics method .   They have been outside for 2 years and doing great they breed between high 60s and low 80s .

 

They haven't bred outside those temps .  They are hardy but dull color.

 

I have not been able to breed CPO's but was able to cross breed one CPO with a Cambarellus. but not nearly as pretty as true CPO.

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Would love to see the cross. :)

 

I usually siphon up a few by accident in my white bucket than I put them back as I do weekly water change . I will take a pic of any hybrid .  They aren't as plain as reg Louisiana dwarfs but not nearly as pretty as CPO's .

 

 

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I like these mini crayfish. I just wouldn't have one in my tank. ill stay with shrimp. I used to own a crayfish that I fished out my lake once. that thing grew to about 6 inches. and it was super aggressive. threw him back where I found him after a while

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I like these mini crayfish. I just wouldn't have one in my tank. ill stay with shrimp. I used to own a crayfish that I fished out my lake once. that thing grew to about 6 inches. and it was super aggressive. threw him back where I found him after a while

I wont keep my dwarf crays with shrimp . 

 

The bigger crays are as a whole more aggressive . I have a M/F pair of white Allenis which get along and have bred but think that's rare .

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The diminutus max out at 1.5" and aren't aggressive.

 

They are cute and the blue one's are nice looking , if they stay blue after a few molts .

 

They are a tiny dwarf which I am contemplating keeping but have read by so many that they purchased blue only to have them lose the color a few molts later .

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