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Why are some yabbies blue?

Why are some yabbies blue?

Blue pearl yabbies are the result of selective breeding and some colour variations have been quite spectacular. The name C. albidus is arguable in some groups as being thought of as just a variation of C. destructor.

Are blue yabbies rare?

Yabbys are common in Victoria and New South Wales, although the species also occurs in southern Queensland, South Australia, throughout parts of the Northern Territory and even as low as Tasmania, making it the most widespread Australian crayfish.

How do I know what kind of crayfish I have?

Hold crayfish’s body behind its claws with two fingers. 2. Using other hand, measure the carapace length in millimeters, from the point between the eyes to the end of the main shell (before the tail starts). Male crayfish will have gonopods (modified swimming legs) at the joint of the abdomen.

What colour are yabbies?

Colour is highly variable and depends on water clarity and habitat. Yabbies can range from black, blue-black, or dark brown in clear waters to light brown, green-brown, or beige in turbid waters.

Can yabbies live with goldfish?

Yabbies can be kept with most active fish but they do need some space since, if kept in too close quarters, they will fight. Yabbies that are kept in the same tank should always be about the same size as each other.

How do you tell if there are yabbies in a dam?

In order to grow, yabbies shed their skin (exoskeleton). You can tell a male (boy) yabby from a female (girl) yabby by looking for bumps at the base of the walking legs. Males have bumps on the last set of legs, while girls have bumps on the middle set of legs.

Are there blue crawdads?

The blue crayfish (Procambarus alleni), sometimes called the electric blue crayfish, the sapphire crayfish, or the Florida crayfish, is a species of freshwater crayfish endemic to Florida in the United States. Its natural range is the area east of St. It is included on the IUCN Red List as a species of Least Concern.

Are there different species of crayfish?

The greatest diversity of crayfish species is found in southeastern North America, with over 330 species in nine genera, all in the family Cambaridae. A further genus of astacid crayfish is found in the Pacific Northwest and the headwaters of some rivers east of the Continental Divide.

Are yabbies good pets?

Yabbies are very mellow pets. You can definitely own more than one yabby and they can even share their habitat with other fish, but you need to remember that they’re territorial. If a yabby doesn’t get along with their tank mate, they won’t hesitate to get out their claws, especially if there’s food involved.

Do yabbies taste like crawfish?

“Insects, berries and leaves with dubious flavour and texture, or a delicious, unique crayfish who calls Australia home?” Yabbies take on the conditions of the water in which they grow, and thus can taste quite different from pond to pond and dam to dam.

What is a freshwater crayfish called?

Crayfish are heavy bodied crustaceans with an enlarged, pincer-like first pair of legs and are known by many common names depending on the area they are found. In New South Wales and Victoria they are called yabbies, in Western Australia the Koonac, Gigly and the Marron, while Queensland has the Redclaw.