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Old 04-24-2019, 12:22 AM   #1
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Mystery Ghost Crayfish

Previously to the 2019 CAS Spring Auction in late March I had been finding some awesome pics and info about different Ghost Crayfish.


Up pops one called White Claw Ghost Cray.

I bought it for I think $8 but might have been $6, anyway, Cheap enough, it was all white and just a couple inches and small just larger than a Dwarf Cray adult.

He molted on the way home in the bag.

Was white after.

Got bigger, looked like it molted again. Got bigger was white, but then changed and started to get some russet /red color darkening over the days.

Already nearly adult size in a month!

He has reddish on the claws. It looks like some dots of bluish now, maybe purple, anyway darkish starting. lol Not orange Ghost, or Blue Ghost or??? Was hoping for this
https://aquaticarts.com/products/ghost-crayfish

So the Mystery Cray is a Wild Card at this point. He is super funny. He grabs out of the water to get me to give him a wafer (while hanging on the edge of the floating log)! Not very good at catching them. But really amusing!

Will update for any new color changes and any additional details.

He is in a 20G long (the QT) and will need to move into a different tank next week. QT is getting closed down.





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Old 04-24-2019, 03:29 AM   #2
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Autumn he is so cute! Something I've always wanted to have but never had the right set up for them. They are also really difficult to find around here.
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Thank you! He is a cutie. I need to consider the good tank set up.

I am having to be gone for a couple weeks and having others take care of the aqua critters is a big chore for a non fish person. So limiting the number of tanks at least one less tank will help during the time away. Will be switching a couple things around this week.

He really does like this tank, it has a bunch of wood - a couple sunk in the water and a couple floating.
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Was taking a pic of the banana leaves and Ghostie had to rush over for a pellet.


another feeding
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He is in a tank with a couple Blue Mystery snails and seems to have eaten the baby snails that hatched.

But there is a new clutch.

And 4 tiny very special N class Endler babies.

Cray was in with the very small/smaller than Neon Tetras in the QT of Congo Tetra school. When they completed QT The Congos went to the 72G and the Endler babies were moved in there.

This guy hangs on the floating los upside down and has his little claws out but haven't seen him snap at them.

He literally runs around looking for where I will put his food pellet or wafer when he sees me come into the room. Hahaha, that doesn't get me to like him any better at all, kidding, I feed him 2x per day. I do what he wants, I am wrapped around his little claw...


Shrimp wafer or pellets. Since i have about 30 kinds of shrimp food samples I started using them more. About 2 weeks ago.

Before I fed some brine shrimp and Cobalt coral food and Mysis frozen defrosted, Hikari Crab Cuisine and Hikari Omnivore sinking wafers with the orange wrap and the Clown Loach on the bag.
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Still using the frozen defrosted foods but more like the Mysis, before I was feeding the Congo Tetras and he could get the yummy left overs.

Since there is very little in the tank otherwise I try to feed more sparingly.

His color is looking like he is getting little bits of blue still. Yay!!! Tail is still very dark more brownish black.

He is eating shrimp king sampler pack - mineral, 5 Leaf, Complete, Protein and snow pops (which is almost never, or only in tiny portions). Plus any number of shrimp food types from the rest of the 2 sampler packs I purchased online and others which I bought.

A varied diet,
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He pretty much looks like this one! If you check the juvenile pics, posted after the 3 parent/adult pics, he looks like their sibling - really similar.
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Got you wrapped around his little claws he does. Lol. Needs a name....
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That last pic really shows his colors. He is looking great and I can't wait to see him when he is older. Also ty for posting the link to this in your other thread.
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