Blue Dragon Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Blue Dragon"), Tank-Bred
This beautiful crayfish displays incredible bright blue and white coloration!
Due to state restrictions on invasive species, we are not able to ship or sell any color morph of the Procambarus clarkii crayfish to the following states: Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
We are thrilled to introduce the Blue Dragon Crayfish, an exceptionally rare color morph of Procambarus clarkii. This remarkable crustacean is renowned for its stunning appearance, and it owes its name to a Taiwanese breeder who recognized its resemblance to the timeless beauty of classic blue and white porcelain, a tradition dating back to 10th to 13th century China.
Until now, the Blue Dragon Crayfish has been a rarity in the United States, but we are excited to be among the first stores to offer this unique specimen. Its reputation precedes it, thanks to its mesmerizing blue and white coloration. Each individual boasts a distinctive and intricate marbled pattern, blending shades of dark blue and bright white.
When you receive these crayfish, they will be young adults with the potential for even more breathtaking coloration. Over the course of 2 to 6 months and through several molts, you will witness their captivating hues intensify, further echoing the elegance of that ancient art form, just as we had previously mentioned. 🦞🔵⚪ Don't miss out on the opportunity to add this rare gem to your collection!
Though most crayfish are often reclusive by nature, this particular crayfish is very active by comparison and spends plenty of time exploring the floor of the aquarium in search of food. The Blue Dragon Crayfish is an omnivorous scavenger and will eat most any meaty or plant-based foods. This crayfish should not be kept with ornamental live plants as it will eat them at a surprising rate. It is a skilled climber, so extra care must be taken to ensure that it does not escape its enclosure.
- 1 B-Grade Crayfish Option (All of our “B-Grade” crayfish are simply specimens that are missing 2 or more legs and or 1 claw. 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)
- Incredible Blue markings and white coloration that makes for a wonderful centerpiece to the aquarium
- Much more active than many crayfish species
- Hardy and adaptable
- Excellent scavenger
- Temperature: 65 - 76° F (18 - 24° C)
- pH: 6.5 - 7.5
- KH: 6 - 15 dKH
- Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
- Diet: Omnivorous. High-quality sinking pellets, plants, and freeze-dried or frozen meaty 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 United States
- Average adult size: 4 - 5 inches (10 - 12.7 cm) body length, minus claws
- Average purchase size: Juveniles - 1+ inch (2.5+ cm), Young Adults - 1.5+ inches
- Recommended Aquatic Arts 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. Cichlids can be aggressive toward crayfish and should not be kept in the same tank. Bottom-dwelling tankmates should definitely be avoided.