AquaKeramik Crayfish Cave made of clay Ø 20 mm length approx. 7 cm front entrance
This clay cave with front entrance is closed on one side and has a length of approx. 7 cm and an inner diameter of approx. 2 cm.
With these mini caves for various dwarf crab species (CPOs) or shrimps, you offer your animals an excellent hiding and retreat opportunity, especially in the juvenile period as well as during moulting.
In addition, this small clay cave is particularly suitable for small L catfish species such as L280 Micracanthicus vandragti. But also young loricariids like to hide here. Quickly and easily accepted by the animals, the young catfish seek shelter in it and can thus develop and grow very well.
All clay caves are handmade, therefore each piece has different characteristics like the inner diameter or also the entrance diameter.
We use stoneware clay for the production of our clay articles, which can be high fired and contains a varying proportion of fireclay depending on the product.
On the one hand, this makes our caves very stable and durable. On the other hand, the surfaces are never completely smooth, which provides an excellent basis for surface growth, which in turn is very readily grazed by the catfish.
This slightly rough surface of the cave also benefits the adhesive properties of most fish eggs without damaging the eggs. The eggs adhere better to the cave wall, minimising the risk of the eggs being flushed out of the cave.
Our caves are handmade and shaped. Therefore, each one has different characteristics on the outside and inside. You will receive a unique specimen in each case.