Procambarus clarkii „Orange”

6. July 2007

Procambarus clarkii „Orange”

Procambarus clarkii „Orange” is a very attractive breeding form of the well-known “ Louisiana-swamp lobster”. For a long time lobsters of the genus Procambarus where not the favourites of aquarists. However in recent years more and more aquarium hobbyists are getting interested in these harnessed creatures. Concerning their interesting behaviour, their growth rates and their prerequisites of their surroundings these crustaceans make interesting study objects. Vegetarian ingredients should not be omitted in their menu; otherwise they will start eating the aquarium plants. This up to 15 cm large lobster will eat all available aquarium food like frozen or live mosquito larvae but also flake food or pellets are taken eagerly. The breeding of P. clarkii is relatively simple. The eggs are going through direct development and the hatchlings look very similar to the parents.(Photo: Frank Schäfer, Text: Izaak den Daas)

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