Cambarellus Patzcuarensis Orange CPO 1-2cm
Patzcuaro dwarf crayfish is a small, endemic species of crayfish that is increasingly found in home aquariums. Cambarellus Patzcuarense "Orange" is a selectively obtained color variety bred in the Netherlands.
Sp. Orange grown in aquariums is orange (the shade of color depends on the conditions in the aquarium) These crayfishes are small in size and have small pliers. Females are larger than males, have a clearly visible seminal reservoir located between 4 and 5 crotch legs. The male has one pair of legs more.
Cambarellus Patzcuarense sp. Orange is an omnivorous crayfish. In nature, it feeds on plant debris, carrion and molluscs. Grown in aquariums it does not cause feeding problems. Eats food, plant remains and possibly dead fish and snails. The diet can be supplemented with frozen food of animal origin (insect larvae or beef hearts) and vegetable (peas, spinach and even algae). The tank should also contain dried oak, beech or almond leaves. (link to the packages)
Foods containing carotenoids should be served, as it visibly intensifies the beautiful colors of these spiecies.
Dwarf crayfish are calm, their behavior depends on the amount of food administered and the individual character.
These crayfish reproduce perfectly in aquariums. They reach sexual maturity at the age of 3-4 months. After mating for 4 to 30 days, the female lays 20 to 60 eggs, which are carried under the abdomen for several weeks. Baby eggs hatch about 3 mm long. After hatching, the female looks after the young for several days. After this period, she is ready for another mating.
The young grow quickly at the age of 3 - 4 months, measure about 2 cm and reach puberty.
- Origin: middle America
- Size: 4-5cm
- Colour: orange
- Water hardness: medium hard
- Water PH: 6.0 - 9.0
Aquarium: medium-large (bottom size for a pair about 50 cm). Life expectancy about 5 years
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