Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!
Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!

Orange Ghost AKA Fireball AKA Firecracker Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii “Orange Ghost"), Tank-Bred!

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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, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

This species is prohibited to own in the above states, meaning it is illegal to possess them live in these states. This includes possession for consumption, education, aquarium trade, or any other live trade.


* For the safety of our animals, we ship this crayfish exclusively via UPS Next Day Air.  If your order contains this item, you will only see UPS Next Day Air as a shipping option during checkout *

 

This beautiful crayfish displays incredible neon orange and white coloration!


We are pleased to now offer the Orange Ghost Crayfish (an extremely rare color morph of Procambarus clarkii), also known as the Firecracker Crayfish, another one of the most beautiful freshwater crayfish available anywhere in the world.  It has never regularly been available in the United States...until now!   As with the original Ghost Crayfish, we are proud to be among the first stores to offer this unique crayfish in the US.  

The buzz surrounding this crayfish is due to its incredible orange and white coloration. Each specimen has a unique and complex marbled pattern of neon orange and bright white.  We ship these out as 1+ inch juveniles 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 Orange 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.

As it reaches adulthood, the Orange Ghost Crayfish will become relatively territorial, so it may behave aggressively towards other animals in the tank.  It is important that ample hiding places such as rockwork, driftwood, or PVC pipes be provided.  This is even more crucial when housing multiple crayfish in the same tank.  Due to the size and waste production of this crayfish, a minimum 30-gallon, well-filtered aquarium is necessary for one adult.  A larger aquarium can house multiple adults of similar size.  This is a very hardy animal, but regular water changes are vital to its optimal health.  Other bottom-dwelling invertebrates and fish should not be kept with large crayfish.  It is possible to keep mid- and upper-level, fast-swimming fish with the Ghost Crayfish, but crayfish are opportunistic feeders and will generally eat whatever they can catch. 

As with all of our crayfish, the coloration of the Orange Ghost Crayfish is EXTREMELY high quality.  This crayfish may TEMPORARILY change color and hide more than usual after molting, which may occur during shipping.  If your crayfish has faded color and you find a molt in the bag or in your aquarium, do not worry; this is normal and the bright color will return in 2 weeks or less. 

 

Please Note:

  • 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)


What We Like About This Crayfish:

  • Incredible orange and white coloration that makes for a wonderful centerpiece to the aquarium
  • Much more active than many crayfish species
  • Hardy and adaptable
  • Excellent scavenger 

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 65 - 76° F (18 - 24° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • KH: 6 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 30 gallons

CARE INFORMATION:

  • 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 (3.8+ 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.

 


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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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