Marble Crayfish, Procambarus sp. Species Profile, Care Instructions, Feeding and more.  ::  Aquarium
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Marble Crayfish
(Procambarus sp.)

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Quick Facts :: Marble Crayfish
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size: 3"
Diet: Omnivore
Minimum Tank Size: 20 Gallons
Water Conditions: 68-85° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.5-8.0
Coloration: Brown, Tan, Black, Blue
Origin: North America
Family: Cambariidae
Species: Crayfish
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 Marble Crayfish Aquarium Care, Feeding and Native Habitat Information

Marble Crayfish are found throughout the southern parts of the united states inhabiting a variety of water ways ranges from creeks to marsh areas. They are an extremely hardy breed that can live in all but the harshest water conditions and will also breed in most any water conditions. They will tolerate extremes of of ph and GH as long as the changes are gradual. In fact they are known for their ability to breed at a fairly rapid pace, so this should be factored in if the aquarium hobbyist is planning on keeping more than one specimen. In fact it is possible that this species can reproduce via parthenogenesis, which is a form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods.

Like most crayfish, the Marble Crayfish is an omnivore and will eat a variety of plant (live or dead) matter, meaty foods, detruse and even a small slow swimming fish if he can catch one. They are not overly aggressive either with other crayfish or with fish species, but should be kept well fed if kept with very small fish species.

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