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Dwarf Mexican Blue Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis)

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Dwarf Mexican Blue Crayfish, a fascinating and colorful crustacean available at Aquarium Roots. Also known as Cambarellus patzcuarensis, this crayfish species showcases vibrant blue coloration and unique behaviors that make it a captivating addition to freshwater aquariums.

Dwarf Mexican Blue Crayfish are known for their small size, reaching up to 2 inches in length, making them suitable for smaller tanks. Their striking blue color and active nature make them a focal point in the aquarium, especially in planted setups. These crayfish are relatively hardy and can thrive in well-maintained freshwater conditions.

Explore our care chart below for more information on how to provide the best environment for your Dwarf Mexican Blue Crayfish:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Dwarf Mexican Blue Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis)
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Size: Up to 2 inches
  • Lifespan: 1-2 years
  • Water Temperature: 68-78°F
  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons for a single crayfish
  • Diet: Omnivorous - feed sinking pellets, vegetables, and occasional protein-rich foods
  • Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but may show aggression towards tankmates, especially during molting