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This very rare, newly-described crayfish is extremely colorful and is an excellent species for the home aquarium!

The Red Kong Zebra Crayfish (Cherax mosessalossa, formerly Cherax peknyi) was thought to be a color variant of the Zebra Crayfish superspecies, which is native to Papua New Guinea. It has since been determined and described as its own species by Lukhaup, Eprilurahman, and von Rintenlen. It is one of the largest freshwater crayfish available and features stunning pastel colors and, most notably, red orange sided and blue-tipped claws! Orange, red, blue, and white are all distinctly shown on this crayfish. The Red Kong Zebra Crayfish will breed in the aquarium, although the fry are extremely slow growing and can be cannibalistic. In fact, many of our specimens have bred in our tanks at our facility! 
This particular crayfish is relatively active and spends plenty of time exploring the floor of the aquarium in search of food. The Red Kong Zebra Crayfish is an omnivorous scavenger and will eat most any meaty or plant-based foods. This crayfish may eat ornamental live plants, although some aquarists report Cherax crayfish species to be much less destructive to plants than most other large crayfish. It is a skilled climber, so extra care must be taken to ensure that it does not escape its enclosure.
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