Blue Ghost Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Blue Ghost"), Tank-Bred
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.
This beautiful crayfish displays incredible bright blue and white coloration!
The buzz surrounding this crayfish is due to its incredible blue and white coloration. Each specimen has a unique and complex marbled pattern of neon blue and bright white. We ship these out as young adults that have not yet reached their full color potential, but the coloration will greatly intensify with each molt as the crayfish matures over the course of 2 to 6 months.
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 Ghost 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.
- Incredible Blue 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 - 2+ inches (5.1+ cm)
- 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.