Profiles

Profiles highlights the characteristics of the underwater creatures on the site and how best they can be accommodated when housed in an aquarium tank. Information that is provided and not exhausted in any manner includes: name of shrimp, traits, origins, water parameters, sexing, breeding and compatibility. This information is for you, the users, and we encourage you to add more information through comments based on your own observations and experiences. 


 

Shrimp Name: Orange Coral (Cherax Holthuisi)

Origin: Irian Jaya (New West Guinea); Indonesia

Description:The Orange Coral crayfish is fairly new to the hobby and is viewed as different from other crayfish in terms of coloration, the size of the eyes, the shape of the rostrum and the shape of the chelae. This type of species is exciting not only because of its colorful appearance but also because it is plant friendly. A hobbyist's best friend when it comes to a planted tank. The color of this crayfish ranges from orange to yellowish. When fully mature it averages between 8 – 10 cm. Their diet consists of phytoplankton, dead leaves, frozen food and fish flakes.

Water Parameters: In terms of water requirements they are not that demanding. Regular water changes also contribute to their well-being. Temperatures should be between 20 - 25° C. A high pH of 7.0 – 8.0 is sufficient.

Sexing: In order to successful sex them one should wait until they have matured a little bit. The males are much bigger than the females.

Breeding:There is no known documentation that currently supports the possibility of them breeding in captivity. In order to succeed in breeding them, regular water changes, proper water parameters and a healthy diet would definitely encourage them to breed.

Compatibility:Amongst themselves the crayfish are friendly and this also applies to other inverts as well. They are plant friendly so it is possible to house them in planted tanks. Despite their non aggressive stance it is also encouraged to create many hiding spaces especially when they start molting.

Crayfish Name: Marble Crayfish/ Marmokrebs (Procambarus sp.)Marble crayfish 3

Origin: Discovered in Germany but that is not their origin as natural populations of this cancer is unknown.

Description: This cancer has a camouflaged appearance with light and dark brown colors. Often viewed as aggressive but that is not true. They can live with other tanks mates in peace, but they are known to be aggressive towards each other. Sometimes they have cannibalistic tendencies. They prefer lots of hiding space as they can be quiet shy. When fully mature they can grow to 8-10cm. Lifespan is longer than 3 years if properly taken care of. They feed on plants, dead leaves, fish flakes as well as pellets.

Water Parameters: This specie is quiet hardy and will do well in any water parameters. They can also survive in sub-zero temperatures. Furthermore, they can tolerate various water conditions but regular water changes are essential to their longetivity.

Sexing: All species are FEMALE only.

Breeding: They breed through parthenogenesis. The berried females do not feed a lot when then they are berried. Also, it is rare to see a berried female that often as they prefer to hide until all eggs have hatched.

Compatibility: They are aggressive but are able to live with fish and shrimps.

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