Finally we were able to import once more zebra lobsters. These crayfish had several changes in respect of the determination, because the freshwater crayfish from New Guinea were hardly know prior to their discovery as aquarium inhabitants. Initially they were imported under the name of C. misolicus, but it was guessed they might be closer to C. papuanus. They valid name s now Cherax peknyi Lukhaup & Herbert, 2008.
The colourful crayfish from New Guinea are easy to keep and breed in the aquarium, but one should be aware that they alwys try to hide and unsually leave their hiding places only by night and when they are fed. The basic food for all of them are dead leaves from trees, but they also accept literally all thinkable types of fish food accepted by ornamental fish.
For our customers: the animals have code 483024 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer