Papuan Orange Tip Crayfish (Cherax snowdeni)


One of several rare species of Cherax crayfish found in the Kepala Burung or Vogelkop Penunsula in Papua, Indonesia the Orange Tip or Black Orange Tip Crayfish is a colorful crustacean distinguished by vivid orange trim around its claws and tail. Found in warm, clear waters, this species inhabit rocky habitat in areas of moderate flow. In the aquarium, these crayfish are hardy and quite adaptable to aquarium conditions and will feed readily on most frozen or prepared sinking diets. Like most crayfish, the Papuan Orange Tip prefer a dimly lit aquarium with multiple hiding places although once acclimated to the aquarium are not shy.