Included is one White Specter Crayfish of the Procambarus Alleni variety. This will be a very young crayfish at about 1 inch in length, but they can grow up to 5 to 6 inches as a fully-grown adult, with intensifying color and larger-growing claws as the crayfish matures. The crayfish in the pictures are adults, and are what the juveniles will grow up to look like in 4 to 6 months.
These are very active crayfish that do not spend all of their time under rocks. They are well known for keeping tanks clean and free of waste. NOTE: We recommend a tank size minimum of 30 gallons for this crayfish when it is fully grown.
Though crayfish are NOT friendly to other aquarium inhabitants, they can often live with fast-moving fish and animals that are not bottom-dwellers. They are fairly slow and only a sick fish would be able to be caught by the crayfish. We keep them with guppies and fire red cherry shrimp, and have never seen a death, but we cannot guarantee that dwarf shrimp will be completely safe if kept with a large crayfish. Also, they may eat live plants, though some are worse about destroying plants than others. They can live in almost any freshwater aquarium and are among the toughest freshwater tank inhabitants available to the hobby.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
– PH level range: 6.5 to 7.5
– Temperature range: 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit
– Water type: Soft to hard
– Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Fast-moving fish (such as danios, guppies, etc.). Cichlids can be aggressive towards crayfish and should not be kept in the same tank.
– Additional notes: Crayfish prefer foods like invertebrate pellets or blanched vegetables, but will also eat fish food and algae wafers. Crayfish molt periodically and sometimes eat their old exoskeleton.
Caution should be exercised when keeping large crayfish: the rule is, if it can catch it, it will try to eat it.
Ships as a juvenile about 1 inch in length that will grow up to 5 to 6 inches as an adult!
The exotic white coloring will surely make this beautiful animal the centerpiece of your aquarium!
As with all of our crayfish, the coloration of the White Specter crayfish is extremely high quality.
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