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Red Claw Macro
Macrobrachium sp. (one of many species from the Macrobrachium hendersoni species complex)
up to 8cm (excluding claws) for males, up to 6 cm for females
best kept at 72°F-82°F
Needs soft to medium hard, alkaline water over the long run. Should not be kept in acidic water at all.
fish food (flake, pellets etc), hair and string algae, "anything edible"
India (However, the M. hendersoni species complex is more widely spread in south Asia)
Larval Development Type:
Completely Suppressed: Larvae assume a benthic lifestyle after hatching, i.e. they are miniature versions of the adults. There is no planktonic larval stage.