Hello! I'm a long-term lurker/first time poster so please forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place. I have had a crayfish (I believe to be a dwarf) for a little over two months. It was originally sold to me from my LFS as a "dwarf blue lobster" I believe it is possibly a Cajun dwarf, but I'm not sure. It hasn't grown much in the time that I've had it although it has molted at least once. About a month ago I added a cpo to the tank and although the two have made attempts to mate with eachother ive yet to see any eggs/offspring. Tonight I added two more cpos which were gifted to me. I currently have the 4 Crays in a heavily planted, well established 10 gallon tank with a couple of rabbit snails. The cpos all appear to be a little larger than the other guy, but I would really like to know what he actually is. I've read that cpo and Cajun dwarfs are capable of interbreeding and lord knows these guys have tried. (I catch them "mating" fairly often.) I recently saw a post on another forum where someone was sold marbled Crays (self cloning) as Cajun dwarfs and it has me worried about my random guy. He isn't really "blue" at all. I haven't had any problems with any of my Crays eating my plants or messing with eachother (other than their attempts to mate) and I feel fairly certain that my "blue" guy is too small/not growing fast enough to be a marbled. I would just really love to know what it actually is. I'm sorry for the length/wordiness of this post. The cray in question is roughly the same length of a nickles diameter (see my poor quality photos). Thank you all in advance for any advice/info you can provide, I greatly appreciate! I love the little guy/gal regardless of what it is, I just want to make sure I'm not putting it or any of my other lil guys in danger.
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