Crayfish- How To Enhance Colour

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by Bansmo, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bansmo Valued Member Member

    Hi everyone,
    I have a 6 month old electric blue who’s colour has become dull. Does anyone know how I could enhance its electrifying colour again?

  2. Donovan Jones Valued Member Member

    Could be substrate color, make sure it's dark, but it could also be water chemistry. According to aquatic arts's Cajun blue dwarf crayfish page, lower pH enhances their blue, not sure about this type though. It could also be stress or other water quality issues.
  3. H Farnsworth Valued Member Member

    Post your parameters.
    Substrate color?
  4. Bansmo Valued Member Member

    Blue lives with another crayfish in the 40l tank. Plenty of space and hiding spots. They each have their own fav hiding tunnels.
    Cycled tank, pH is neutral. Substrate colour is red with white pebbles. Diet is crayfish pellets, wafers sometimes blanched cucumber (not their fav)
    I do 30% water change every 2nd week.
  5. david1978 Fishlore Legend Member

    Not sure if they are like fish. But anyway.