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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Orange Crayfish-CPO or other?

Hi! I found some orange crayfish in my local fish store-they just labeled them as tangerine crays. So, I bought three, I didn't know if they would still be there.

My question is, are these CPO, or are they a mutation of another cray? I really want some CPO's and I can't keep any other crays that get larger than the CPO's. The biggest one of these are probably 3", and I think that is bigger than CPO's are supposed to get. I can still take them back if they are the wrong cray. and keep looking for the dwarfs.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:33 PM
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Feed them, put them in a tank with plants. If they tear it to shreds they are not CPO.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:33 PM
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yea CPOs max out around 1 inch, there are orange crays

sounds like what you have is an orange variant of p. clarkii
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, I'd rather not try that experiement :P I only have the one tank, and am empty 10 gallon (that they are currently in) and don't want to destroy my good one.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I thought so. After doing more research, I found that CPO aren't the only orange cray. Soo, I'll take them back and keep looking for some CPO's.
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