Dwarf Crayfish Babies

December 6th, 2006

Dwarf Crayfish baby

While away the AGA, my little brother, who was caring for my tanks, told me that he saw two of the dwarf cajun crayfish on top of one another. So, when I got back, I eagerly looked to see if the female had eggs, and she did! A few weeks later, I have really dwarf crayfish babies. Up close they look like translucent miniature versions of their parents. I estimate that they’re about one week old right now. Use the adult crayfish and java moss for scale on the baby below.

I’ve counted about 10 at any given time, but they’re so hard to see, that I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I have many more than that.
Dwarf Crayfish adult and baby

4 Responses to “Dwarf Crayfish Babies”

  1. Lauren Says:

    I am amazed that you were able to catch this one on the camera – it is very hard to see them in the tank.

    Very cool 🙂

  2. Ayana Says:

    That is so cool i’ve resently caught a cray fish it had a baby but it died:(. All the websites i go say they hatch eggs but she had a steal born, so i’m really confused.do u think she’ll have another one soon

  3. guitarfish Says:

    Hi Ayana, I’m not sure if she’ll have any more soon. I imagine that she may need a male to have any of the egg fertilized and mature…

  4. Keely Says:

    I know i`m a little late to comment on this but i have 3 fairly big crawfish but i dont know if they are male or female, could you tell me how i can tell? because i really want them to have eggs!