Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish - Cambarellus Patzcuarensis-

Jungle Aquashrimp

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

This is for Juvenile Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish (1/2-3/4")


Crayfish will be random picked. Unsexed. They may not have reached their full color and will brighten with maturity. 

Crayfish might lose color during transit. But they should get their color back within 1 week.


Best water parameter:

Ph 6-8 
TDS 100-350
GH 3-9
KH 1-4
Temperature 65-76F


Shipping policy:

Crayfish will be packed with insulation and shipped via USPS Priority or UPS.

Express Shipping are also available for extra.

Crayfish will only be shipped out on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday to be safe. We are committed to pack and ship all your orders out within 24 hours. Your order will arrive within 3 business days or less depending on your vicinity to North Carolina.

Crayfish will be alive for up to 2 weeks without any food and with proper shipping and package. So do not worry if there's any USPS delay with your shipment. 


DOA policy:

It is rarely happened. But in case of DOA, please submit a CLEAR photo of unopened bag within 2 hours after package is received in first attempt, a refund will be issued for the deceased crayfish. 



Check out our blog for how to prepare/acclimate your shrimps/snails/crayfish:




Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish is one of the few crayfish you can keep in a community tank. Why? Because all crayfish are “silent killers”, “cutters” and diggers. They cut tank plants, dig all around the tank bottom and kill fishes. However, Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish is not like this, but for one simple reason – it is a very small creature.

Dwarf Orange Mexican Lobster, also known as Cambarellus Patzcuarensis Orange or CPO crayfish for short, attracts your attention by its fiery orange coloration and active personality. With the appearance resembling a lobster but the size of a shrimp, they can find their comfort in a tank of 5 gallons. As shown in their name, they are naturally found in a few locations in Mexico, usually in small rivers and streams, as well as lakes and ponds. Shallow, slow-moving water with lush plant life are their favorite shelters.


Scientific Name: Cambarellus Patzcuarensis

Common Name: Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish, Dwarf Mexican crayfish, Patzcuaro, Mexican dwarf lobster, orange crayfish, dwarf lobster, Mexican lobster, mini crayfish, Orange CPO Crayfish


Unlike other crayfish, Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish are quite peaceful and get along well with other peaceful species such as rasboras, rainbowfish, or danios. That said, be careful not to keep CPO crayfish with other dwarf shrimp or slow-moving fish or ones with long flowing fins as they may go after and hurt them. Another plus point is that they are active and do not hide during the day. So, if you choose to keep them, you may occasionally enjoy seeing them around. 



Check out our store for high quality food for your crayfish and shrimps.

Happy Shrimpy!!!