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Old 05-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Strange coloration on ornage mexican dwarf crayfish

Ok so i have had this cray since February



When i bought him he was tan/orange but since he molted he is a dark orange with deep red in his claws


Is this normal???


Is this a pure mexican dwarf???
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Maybe related to its diet?
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That happened to mine after molting n then the colors starting changing as it hardened, has black spots on either side of his tail now.
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Woah, black spots are shell rott


Id put more calcium in his diet
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Maybe not a dwarf/CPO
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Woah, black spots are shell rott

Id put more calcium in his diet
Nope- natural black dot on each individual fan on the tail- not 100% mexi orange- and rare cross with a Blyxa (?)- dwarf black lobster... Calcium levels kept in check with supplements, also supplement with iodine and is a fully planted nano (15g) biotope recreation
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Ok so i have had this cray since February

When i bought him he was tan/orange but since he molted he is a dark orange with deep red in his claws

Is this normal???

Is this a pure mexican dwarf???
This is normal. When diet has more meaty ingredients, crayfish tend to turn redder. It looks more like my clarkii crayfish than a Mexican dwarf but it could be a CPO.
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Nope- natural black dot on each individual fan on the tail- not 100% mexi orange- and rare cross with a Blyxa (?)- dwarf black lobster... Calcium levels kept in check with supplements, also supplement with iodine and is a fully planted nano (15g) biotope recreation
No not blyxa I don't think. Blyxa would prob be leaning more into the black color side and not orange.
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