Procambarus Allen

Written by Robert Walker On November - 11 - 2011 under Fish Breeds 0 Comment

The most common species of crawdad in freshwater aquariums is the Procambarus Allen. In my eyes it is the Procambarus allen in a nice “beginner’s crawad.” These creatures are very small, not exceeding 8 cm and like to live mainly at the bottom of the aquarium, where they feed on any fall in the pliers.

Aquarium for Procambarus allen

In general, crawdads need a minimum 25 to 25 liters of water, and in case of Procambarus allen an aquarium with a capacity of 50 liters should be used. It can be arranged inside a dry place, as a beach. It is advisable to use a pump with filter and heater.

Oxygenation can be solved with water filter pump. Put cheap plants in the aquarium as lobsters might like to eat them. Changing water is based on the number of copies available, but according to using or not using the water filter. Failing this, the water will change more often.

Procambarus Allen feeding

Their favorite food is tubiflex, and mosquito larvae. Are omnivorous and will eat anything available on the bottom of the aquarium. Once or twice a week you can give them greens, peas, lettuce, etc… They not tend to eat small fish of aquarium. Their preferred meal consists in worms.


Water temperature should be around 25-26 ° C and with a filter it can be kept clean. Period of several days after shedding is very important to cool. As they have developed a sense of possession, it is not based on them too much. When feeding, one should look for a varied diet. Here but not too much animal protein and nutritious feed. Under certain circumstances this can lead to shedding problems. A good portion of foliage should be in every Procambarus Allen diet! I feed the animals 1-2 times a week.

One of the finest crawdad is Procambarus Allen. The blue color intensifies when this species reaches maturity. In times of stress, the color fades. In nature can be found in shades of red brick.


When females remain “pregnant”, they will hide in a corner, creating a wall behind them. They can not be seen for a period of several weeks. Females can give birth in a year to 200 youngsters and the old females even 400! Ofsprings are big enough to eat small creatures. Males can socialize together poorly; they are quite aggressive with each other. If you want to keep them because of the enormous multiplication rate, it is better to maintain a woman’s pair.

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