Pink Sakura Clarkii Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii var. “Sakura Pink Clarkii”), Tank-Raised by Aquatic Arts!!!
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This extraordinary new Procambarus clarkii color morph is a striking hot pink color and is bred in-house by Aquatic Arts!
Aquatic Arts is extremely proud to offer an incredible new color morph of the Procambarus clarkii crayfish: Pink Sakura! We did not develop this impressive morph, but we are breeding this magnificent new variety in-house and we are VERY pleased with the results. They breed true, so all offspring boast the same hot pink coloration as the parents. We have never seen this new color morph available from any supplier, and we have only rarely seen it for sale by breeders, and the prices were understandably steep due to the rarity of this morph, especially male/female pairs!
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 Pink Sakura Clarkii Crayfish is an omnivorous scavenger and will eat most any meaty or plant-based foods. This crayfish should not be kept with most ornamental live plants, as it will eat them at a surprising rate. Some more rigid plants (such as Coral Moss) that are difficult to eat, however, can sometimes be kept with this crayfish.
As it reaches adulthood, the Pink Sakura Clarkii 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 Pink Sakura Clarkii Crayfish, but crayfish are opportunistic feeders and will generally eat whatever they can catch.
As with all of our crayfish, the coloration of the Pink Sakura Clarkii 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 is not vivid pink 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.
This is the pink variant of this species, with blue, red, orange and white specimens being available as well. There are also “Ghost” (red, white, and blue/violet) “Orange Ghost” (orange and white) varieties available at times.
We are currently offering 1+ inch juvenile specimens of the Pink Sakura Clarkii Crayfish. We hope to offer adults, including sexed pairs, in the future if possible.
What We Like About This Crayfish:
- Incredible hot pink coloration
- Much more active than many crayfish species
- Extremely hardy and adaptable
- Excellent scavenger
- Extremely rare and new color morph of Procambarus clarkii
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- 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
- Warning! Avoid any food product, medication, or plant fertilizer that contains Copper of any form. Copper is toxic to invertebrates. Many commercial fish foods, medications, and plant fertilizers contain copper or more commonly copper sulfate. Always look at the ingredient list for any product going into the aquarium to ensure they are copper free.
- Social behavior: Can be aggressive/territorial. 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-raised, but indigenous to Southeastern United States
- Average adult size: 4 - 5 inches (10 - 12.7 cm) body length, minus claws
- Average purchase size: 2 - 3 inches (5 - 7.6 cm) for adults, 1+ inch (2.5+ cm) for juveniles
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tankmates: 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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