Electric Blue Crayfish This species originates from the Southeastern United States, but all of our specimens are tank-raised
The Electric Blue Crayfish is one of the most eye-catching freshwater creatures you'll ever come across! Since our inception, the Electric Blue Crayfish has been one of our most popular specimens. The Electric Blue Freshwater Lobster is another common name for this crayfish, despite the fact that freshwater lobsters do not exist. Originally from the southeastern United States, all of our specimens of this species have been tank-raised by us here at the facility. The Electric Blue Crayfish, like most Procambarus species, matures quickly and reproduces readily in the aquarium. We've even seen cases where animals in our tanks have given birth to offspring of their own!
This particular crayfish, in contrast to most, is very active and spends a lot of time exploring the aquarium floor in search of food. The Electric Blue Crayfish is an omnivorous scavenger that will eat anything from meat to plants. Because of its voracious appetite, this crayfish should not be kept with live ornamental plants.
Because of its territorial nature as an adult, the Electric Blue Crayfish may be aggressive toward other fish in the tank. It is critical to have a wide variety of hiding spots, such as rockwork, driftwood, or PVC pipes. This becomes even more critical when keeping crayfish in a single tank with several other species. Because of the crayfish's size and waste production, a 30-gallon, well-filtered tank is required for one adult. Multiple adults of the same size can be housed in a larger aquarium. Regular water changes are essential for the health of this hardy creature. Large crayfish should not be housed with other bottom-dwelling invertebrates or fish. Crayfish are opportunistic feeders and will generally eat anything they can catch, so it is possible to keep fast-swimming mid- and upper-level fish with the Electric Blue Crayfish.