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Marbled Crayfish

(Procambarus sp.)

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 Quick Care Facts

• Care Level: Easy   • Temperament: Semi-aggressive   • Maximum Size: 3"
• Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons   • Water Conditions: 68-85° F, KH 3-10, pH 6.5-8.0
• Color Forms: Brown, Tan, Black, Blue   • Diet: Omnivore   • Origin: North America
• Family: Cambaridae   • Species: Crayfish   • Aquarium Type: Crayfish

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Species Information

Marbled Crayfish native habitat, distribution, behavior & aquarium compatibility.

Marbled 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.

Feeding & Nutrition

How to properly feed Marbled Crayfish and provide a healthy diet.

Like most crayfish, the Marbled Crayfish is an omnivore, who will eat a variety of plant (live or dead) matter, meaty foods, detritus 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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