What Species Is My Crayfish??

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by victoriap123, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. victoriap123New MemberMember

    Hi everyone,
    I recently got a crayfish and when I got him at the pet store they told me nothing about him. My problem is that since I don't know his species I don't know what temperature I should keep him in and I've been searching everywhere to try and find out what he is. I obviously don't want to stress him out or eventually kill him with the wrong temperature water, so if anyone could maybe identify what species he is could really help me out. This is what he looks like:
    Thanks in advance!!!!!
  2. Bry

    BryWell Known MemberMember

    I have no idea. Never seen on that looked like that. Beautiful though!
  3. lonehunter

    lonehunterValued MemberMember

    Sry for the late response but to me it looks like a rare color morph of the procambarus clarki species

    Due to this Rare color morph it’s known as the ghost crayfish
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2018
  4. CrayfishGuy321New MemberMember

    It's a Ghost Crayfish. Those are very expensive tho
  5. OP

    victoriap123New MemberMember

    thanks you very much!!!

    thank you, this is very helpful!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 2, 2018
  6. Dch48

    Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    He is really beautiful. I looked them up. They can grow to 4-5" and supposedly need 30 gallons for one adult. Only fast swimming mid level fish are recommended as tank mates.
    Temperature range 60-80F. They will also tear up live plants
    Last edited: May 12, 2018
  7. OP

    victoriap123New MemberMember

    i read some of the same things, thankfully he hasn’t ripped up the few plants i have in there(yet), but i didn’t know they could get that big but i’m excited for a new tank!!

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