Are blue crayfish aggressive?1 min read

Nov 26, 2022 < 1 min

Are blue crayfish aggressive?1 min read

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Unlike other invertebrates, Electric Blue Crayfish aren’t shy! They’re very active and will move around the tank constantly. This makes them a joy to watch. These creatures can definitely be aggressive and territorial.

Are blue crayfish friendly?

As you might guess from their appearance, blue crayfish don’t have the most peaceful temperaments. They’ll attempt to grab any living creature that happens to come within reach, especially if they feel that creature’s invading their territory. Most aquarists make do with a single electric blue crayfish in their tank.

What can live with blue crayfish?

Recommended Aquatic Arts tankmates: Fast-moving fish (such as Celestial Pearl Danios, Rasboras, Guppies, etc.). While dwarf shrimp can be kept successfully with these crayfish, caution should be exercised, as the crayfish have been known to catch and eat slow, sick, or particularly small shrimp.

Are blue crayfish territorial?

Blue crayfish are borrowers, and they also like to hide away in caves and under rocky overhangs. These creatures are highly territorial, and they can be very aggressive. For that reason, we don’t recommend that you keep multiple specimens in the same aquarium unless you have experience in keeping rays.