The water parameters for this species is as follows:
Temp: 22-24°C (72-75°F)
I essentially use tap water to breed them.
Genetics: It will/can interbreed with other Cambarellus species like montezumae, puer, shufeldtti, etc.
This outstanding looking crayfish is commonly known as orange dwarf cray. It can show different varieties of tones of orange. They can be molted or striped. Their origin is not well known. Some people say the Cambarellus patzcuarensis sp. Orange was selectively bred in Germany from the wild form of the Cambarellus patzcuarensis which is from Mexico. Others say this wild form of C patzcuarensis was interbred in Germany with another dwarf cray in order to get their beautiful color. I have had the Cambarellus patzcuarensis sp. Orange for around a year now. Recently I have been able to breed them and am currently on my fourth batch at the moment.
Posted by Michael Myers on 4th Feb 2013
I purchased 3 and all arrived healthy. They are in about 15gal of water in a 3' x 3'x 18 " Vivarium. They seem to be most active in low light but I see at least one every time I check out my tank. There is about 3 gal of cave and they reside there coming out regularly. For those of you wondering if they eat or are aggressive toward shrimp,,,,,,,? Well the 3 I got actively stalk the ghost shrimp and when successful tear them apart. This started five min after I introduced the crays to the tank and hasn't stopped.
Posted by Angel on 10th Jun 2012
I purchased this crayfish on a Friday night and was quickly shipped and arrived the following Wednesday. Came alive and in great condition. They were also nice enough to add some Hornwort and Duckweed to my order. So now I have a great condition Dwarf Crayfish that's doing great and some extra plants. Definitively deserves a 5 out of 5. Thank you Alpha Pro Breeders.
Posted by Scott on 24th Mar 2012
A speedy arrival for the three i purchased, packed sepratly to prevent any fighting was a nice touch. High quality healthy cray, And only mildy agressive while settling in with each other. Will purchase more soon