Orange Dwarf Crayfish (CPO)
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CPO's are a beautiful dwarf crayfish that stays small and doesn't eat plants! The males tend to be aggressive with each other and lost claws or legs are common but will regrow as the crayfish molt.
CPO's often react to movement around their tank by facing you with their claws out and will sometimes even walk towards you. They will go after shrimp or fish but they don't seem very sucessful at catching the shrimp. I haven't kept them with fish but I imagine they would go after them, especially at night when the fish sleep.
When mating the male flips the female over and pins her using his claws. Mating often lasts for a while. The females carry their eggs just like dwarf shrimp. Young CPO's will canablize each other so you should provide them with a lot of hiding places. PVC pipe or Cholla Wood works well as hiding places for young CPO's and those who have recently molted.
They are a bright orange color with lighter spots or lights.
|Common Name||Orange Dward Crayfish or CPO|
|Scientific Name||Cambarellus patzcuarensis sp. Orange|
|Adult Size||3.0-6.5 CM or 1.2-1.5 inches|
|Water Temp||15°-27° C or 60°-80° F|
|Fresh or Salt Water||Freshwater|
|Larval Stage||None. Young hatch as miniature versions of the adults|
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