Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!
Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!

Blue Brazos Dwarf Mexican Crayfish/Mini Lobster (Cambarellus texanus "Blue"), Tank-Bred!

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This dwarf crayfish is an excellent choice for the nano aquarium, and this particular color morph is a bright blue color that will last through its adulthood under the correct water parameters!

The Blue Brazos Dwarf Crayfish (Cambarellus texanus "Blue") is an exceptional blue color morph that is a very interesting and ideal candidate for the nano aquarium! This miniature freshwater crayfish features an outgoing personality and this variety is a very striking, bright blue color across its entire body. Dwarf crayfish are also known as mini lobsters, although true lobsters do not exist in freshwater. Blue Brazos Dwarf Crayfish are very similar to the Orange CPO Crayfish in appearance and behavior, aside from the obvious difference in color. When kept in a pH consistently below 6.8, the Blue Blue Brazos Crayfish will retain its blue coloration throughout its adulthood. If the pH is higher it can revert back to a brown coloration upon a molt, so keeping the pH at or below 6.8 is essential in order for this crayfish to maintain a nice blue coloration.

Dwarf crayfish like this one are among our favorite invertebrates here at Aquatic Arts. They are much larger in size than dwarf shrimp (they can grow up to 1.6 inches long) and tend to live much longer, but are still small enough to comfortably live in a tank as small as five gallons. They are quite active and do not typically hide during the day like most larger crayfish. They make an exciting addition to any aquarium and are a great way to get into invertebrates if you haven't joined the craze already! It is a skilled climber, so extra care must be taken to ensure that it does not escape its enclosure.

Though this crayfish is small enough not to be a threat to most other tank inhabitants, they have on occasion gone after dwarf shrimp, so we cannot guarantee safety for dwarf shrimp when keeping them in the same tank. These are normally peaceful, but all crayfish are opportunistic omnivore hunters/scavengers so there is always a small chance they could try to fin clip slow moving fish or ones with long flowing fins. We have kept them with schools of fast moving small fish like rasboras, rainbowfish, and danios with very little to no issues. Caution just needs to be advised whenever housing a crayfish with other tank mates.

*IMPORTANT* Please "Choose a Variant" above before adding this crayfish to your cart. The variants we're currently offering are:

  • 1 Adult Crayish - .5 to 1 inch Young Adult
  • 3 Adult Crayfsh – 3 Young Adults, Unsexed
  • 1 Adult Female Crayfish - .5 to 1 inch Young Adult
  • 1 Adult Male/Female Pair - .5 to 1 inch Young Adults(We guarantee a very high-quality, breeding age young adult male/female crayfish pair for this listing)
  • 1 B-Grade Adult, Unsexed - .5 to 1 inch Young Adult(All of our “B-Grade” crayfish are simply specimens that are missing legs or claws.  Loss of appendages is not permanent and happens commonly with crustaceans. They are completely healthy with excellent coloration and will completely regenerate lost appendages within 1 to 2 molts (about 2 to 3 months)

What We Like About This Crayfish:

  • Exceptional bright blue coloration and active personality
  • Very manageable dwarf size
  • Rare and unique
  • Excellent scavenger 

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 60 – 82.4° F (16 - 28° C), although the lower end of this range is more ideal.
  • pH: 6.0 – 6.8 (to remain blue) but can live up to 8.0
  • KH: 6 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 5 gallons

CARE INFORMATION:

  • Diet: Omnivorous. High-quality sinking pellets, plants, and freeze-dried or frozen foods will be readily accepted. Cuttlebone should be added to the aquarium to supplement calcium, which will aid in exoskeleton production.
  • Social behavior: Can be aggressive/territorial with its own kind. Crayfish will typically eat whatever they can catch, but since they are slow-moving, they are not often able to harm fast-moving fish.
  • Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Southeastern Texas
  • Average adult size: 1.6 inches (4 cm)
  • Average purchase size: .5 - 1 inch (1.3 – 2.5 cm)
  • Recommended AquaticArts tank mates: Fast-moving fish (such as Celestial Pearl Danios, Rasboras, Guppies, etc.). While dwarf shrimp can be kept successfully with these crayfish, caution should be exercised, as the crayfish have been known to catch and eat slow, sick, or particularly small shrimp.  Most cichlids can be aggressive toward crayfish and should not be kept in the same tank. Most bottom-dwelling tankmates should also be avoided.
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This colorful tetra is a true aquarium hobby classic!

These little tetras are one of the more beautifully colored fish available in the freshwater aquarium hobby!  They have a silver body and feature a shimmering red/pink stripe throughout the middle of their body.  Their eye-catching coloration has made them one of the most popular fish for freshwater aquariums today.  They are great for beginners and experts alike, and they thrive in any well-established aquarium that meets their recommended water parameters.  These fish stay small, growing no larger than one to two inches, which makes them an excellent choice for small-sized tanks!

Glowlight Tetras are very peaceful and make great additions to community aquariums.  However, they should only be kept in tanks with other non-aggressive fish that are similar in size.  They are a schooling fish, and their schools create a magnificent display of colors in motion that has to be seen to be believed!  These fish do best in densely planted aquariums with plenty of hiding places.  This can be achieved with rocks and caves, driftwood, and live plants (good ones include mosses or tall plants that will reach the middle level of the aquarium, such as green cabomba, moneywort, java ferns, etc.).  Since they are a schooling fish, they can really only thrive in groups, which is why we sell them in groups of 6 and 12.

Glowlight Tetras spend most of their time within the middle and top levels of the aquarium.  These fish are not recommended for new tanks, as they may have problems in tanks that are not well-cycled.  It is important to acclimate Glowlight Tetras to a new tank slowly, because they can be sensitive to changes in water parameters.  They are known to be difficult to breed in captivity; the water conditions must be perfect for them to spawn.  Interestingly, the bright colors on these fish tend to become dimmer at night.  This is normal and does not indicate sickness or weakness in the tetras.

What We Like About This Fish:

Iridescent red stripe that add bright bursts of color to any aquarium set-up

Its small size makes it an ideal candidate for the nano aquarium

Safe with plants

Completely peaceful

Very hardy and adaptable

All Aquatic Arts brand plants and animals come with a 100% live arrival guarantee, plus free email support!

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
Temperature: 75° - 82° F (24° - 28° C)
pH: 5.5 - 7.5, but highly adaptable to many conditions
KH: 4 - 10 dKH
Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


CARE GUIDELINES:
Diet: Omnivorous. Will readily accept most fish flakes and pellets, as well as most small foods, including brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, and tubifex.
Social behavior: Peaceful, schooling/shoaling.
Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to Rio Essequibo, Guyana
Average adult size: 1.5 - 2 inches (3.8 - 5 cm)
Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

For the safety of our animals, we only ship live fish, crabs, and select other inverts exclusively via UPS 1 Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS 1 Day Air as a shipping option during checkout. If other items are in your cart that can ship with  2 day or standard shipping options the only shipping method you can still select is UPS 1 Day Air. 

UPS 1 Day is a description of the duration of time a shipment will spend in transit once it has been shipped. This does not guarantee the package will be shipped the same or next day from which the order was placed.

Shipping Schedule for this service

UPS 1 Day: Monday through Thursday
 

Current Handling Time:

1-9 business days

Here at Aquatic Arts, we consider the welfare of the live animals we are shipping to be of the foremost importance. This process is much more involved than simply creating a shipping label and affixing it to a box. Depending on the order, it takes from 4 to 7 people to complete this process properly. We check the weather conditions here where they fly out of the Indianapolis UPS facility and the destination for each shipment. We start early each morning and go through a multi-step process to have the day's shipments prepared in time for the UPS pickup. The volume of orders in our system also affects the processing time. Therefore our stated handling time is 1-9 business days. 

Shipping Rate

Pricing is by size of package needed to fill entire order and distance it must travel. It will be calculated at checkout.

 

 

Q: What are the ideal tank mates for Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras do best with other small, peaceful fish. Ideal tank mates include Neon Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Corydoras Catfish, and small livebearers like Guppies or Mollies.

Q: How often should I feed Glowlight Tetras?
A: Glowlight Tetras should be fed 1-2 times a day. Provide only as much food as they can consume in 2-3 minutes to avoid overfeeding and water quality issues.

Q: What should I do if my Glowlight Tetras are not schooling?
A: Ensure you have at least 6-12 Glowlight Tetras, as they are schooling fish and feel more secure in larger groups. Also, check if there are any stressors in the tank such as aggressive tank mates or poor water quality.

Q: Can Glowlight Tetras live with shrimps and snails?
A: Yes, Glowlight Tetras are generally safe with non-aggressive invertebrates like shrimps and snails. They add a nice dynamic to the aquarium and help with cleaning.

Q: How can I tell the difference between male and female Glowlight Tetras?
A: Males are usually slimmer and may have more intense coloring, especially during breeding times. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger, particularly when carrying eggs.

Q: What signs of illness should I watch for in Glowlight Tetras?
A: Watch for changes in color, fin rot, spots, or unusual swimming behavior. Common illnesses include ich, fin rot, and swim bladder issues. Quarantine affected fish and treat the tank if necessary.

Q: What lighting conditions do Glowlight Tetras prefer?
A: Glowlight Tetras thrive in subdued lighting conditions, which mimic their natural habitat. Moderate lighting with plenty of plants for shade creates an ideal environment for them.

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