The Marbled/Cloning Crayfish (Procambarus virginalis)
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A unique and fascinating addition to any freshwater aquarium!
Also known as the "Marmorkrebs," this species of crayfish is known for its
striking marbled coloration and its ability to reproduce without a mate, making it a popular choice for fish keepers and hobbyists alike.
Crayfish are juveniles (2in+) and will continue to grow to about 4-5in at adult size.
Crayfish are relatively easy, as they are hardy and adaptable creatures. They
require a freshwater aquarium with plenty of hiding places, as well as a good
filtration system to maintain water quality. They are omnivores, so a varied diet of high-quality commercial food, vegetables, and protein sources is recommended.
Crayfish breeding is also quite straightforward, as they are parthenogenetic, meaning
they can reproduce without a mate. However, it is important to note that they
are also capable of overpopulating an aquarium quickly, so caution should be taken to prevent overcrowding.
While Marbled Crayfish are primarily kept for their ornamental value, they can also be used as food for larger fish or puffers.
Overall, the Marbled Crayfish are a fascinating and unique addition to any freshwater aquarium, and their ease of care and breeding make it an excellent choice for fish keepers and hobbyists of all levels.
All of our fish/inverts are raised/bred in aquaponic systems for maximum water quality, fish health, and efficiency of space.
All raised in the USA (CT). Please do your own research on any new animal before purchasing. We are not responsible for any problems due to incompatibility with water quality, tank mates, etc.