Electric Blue/Florida Crayfish Care Sheet

  • Florida Crayfish and Electric Blue Crayfish 
  • Family: Cambaridae
  • Genus: Procambarus
  • Species: P. alleni 

This is based on my option and my experience at my commercial farm.

Water Temp: 70-85F – the lowest temperature I have had them in 50F water with no ill affects.
PH: 7.0-8.0
Hardness: Hard water is recommended for shell growth
Food: Omnivorous- Flake Food, sinking catfish food, vegetables
Active Time: Night
Life Span: 3-5 Years
Size: Body- 4-5 inches
Hiding Place: Yes (2 per animal)

  • Hides: You will need appropriate size hides in your tanks, 1 inch PVC for adults. You can use a verity of hides including PVC and rock caves. They feel comfortable in sung areas with only 1(one) opening. We recommend 2 hides per crayfish. 

  • My water parameters as of 06/07/17 (Deep Well Water)

NO2=0
NH3=0
CO2= 16mg/L
PH=8
Alk=188.1
Hardness=222.3
H2S= 0
CACO3=140 mg/L
TDS=262

  • My feed I use at my farm-
Wordley Tropical Fish Flake Food (Morning Feed Light) 

Zeigler Premium Shrimp Grower Feed (Night Feed)
Bloodworms (Once a week) Seems to promote breeding
Fresh/Frozen Vegetables- they really like green peas (5 times a week)


  • Acclimating- 
  1. Float your unopened in the water that they will introduced to adjust the temperature of the shipping water slowly 
  2. Air line/stone 
  3. Open bag and insert airline or pour into a container with airline 
  4. Add tank water to adjust them to your PH.  *** Add water very slowly to your crayfish, don’t add enough at once to cover the crayfish completely. This acclimates their gill back to being submerged.Repeat #4 every 5-10 mins till the crayfish is covered
  5. Net them out of the water and add them to your tank. (DO NOT ADD SHIPPING WATER TO YOUR SYSTEM)