Cherax Misolicus

Family Cherax

Origin: New Guinea

Recent Distribution: /

Commercial Name: none

Size: up to 20 cm

Adequate Environment: pH supérieur à 7,0.

Temperature: 20 to 25°C

Feeding:  omnivorous

Utility: very aesthetic

Particularities:  uses its claws as two shovels in order to find food or constitute its hideout.


Note the orange and blue parts of the body. Detail of the abdomen

The shape of the claws clearly indicates the "digging" nature of this crayfish.  Here it is searching for food.

At the entrance of its hideout.

Appreciates hideouts and doesn't attack fishes, requires nonetheless a minimum aquarium volume of 100 litres.