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 almost 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 to provide ample hiding places such as rockwork, driftwood, or PVC pipes. 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 a 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.