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acea09148921
08-08-2011, 02:49 PM
I always thought that red crays were extremely rare, and cost a small fortune to get.

The website that I found only charges $2.75 for a 2.5-3" red cray.

Is the one their selling a common species? Either way, they are pretty freakin' awesome.

(LINK: Please scroll down until you see the red crayfish)
http://aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/misc_critters/critters.htm#top2

Lexinverts
08-08-2011, 07:49 PM
I always thought that red crays were extremely rare, and cost a small fortune to get.

The website that I found only charges $2.75 for a 2.5-3" red cray.

Is the one their selling a common species? Either way, they are pretty freakin' awesome.

(LINK: Please scroll down until you see the red crayfish)
http://aquariumfish.net/catalog_pages/misc_critters/critters.htm#top2

It's most likely Procambarus clarkii. There is a red morph that isn't that uncommon. People eat these guys in Cajun country. But $2.75 seems like it might be a mistake. You could hardly buy them on ice at the grocery store in Louisiana for that cheap.

acea09148921
08-08-2011, 08:49 PM
It's most likely Procambarus clarkii. There is a red morph that isn't that uncommon. People eat these guys in Cajun country. But $2.75 seems like it might be a mistake. You could hardly buy them on ice at the grocery store in Louisiana for that cheap.

Thank you so much. : )

Nabobmob1
08-09-2011, 08:08 AM
I keep a couple of these guys, Clarkii Orange, Price is VERY good, I was selling them for $15 each locally.

freshwaterreef
08-09-2011, 08:57 PM
Red clarkii would be my first thought too. It does seem a little cheap, but they aren't that rare. However, under the picture they say something along the lines of "huge 10" specimen of a red crayfish that looks more tangerine then red". If they do get to 10" I don't think it could be a clarkii...Just thought I would throw that out there. :-P

Definitely a beautiful crayfish...