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Dwarf Mexican Orange Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis)

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Introducing Dwarf Orange Mexican Crayfish, a vibrant and eye-catching crustacean available at Aquarium Roots. Also known as Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange", this crayfish species showcases a striking orange coloration and unique behaviors that make it a delightful addition to freshwater aquariums.

Dwarf Orange Mexican Crayfish are known for their small size, reaching up to 2 inches in length, making them suitable for smaller tanks. Their vibrant orange 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 Orange Mexican Crayfish:

Care Chart:

  • Species: Dwarf Orange Mexican Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange")
  • 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

At Aquarium Roots, we offer top-quality Dwarf Orange Mexican Crayfish that are healthy, vibrant, and ready to add a touch of color and activity to your freshwater aquarium. Elevate your aquatic experience with these captivating and unique crustaceans.