These Neon Red Lobsters live in a suit of armor. As they grow, they shed their shells. Soft-shelled (naked) crayfish are totally vulnerable until their shells re-harden. They last longest when kept alone. Neon red lobsters, like all decapods grow by eating lots of food and sucking in lots of water. This cracks their shells open, They then wriggle out of their former armor and hide while their new larger exoskeleton hardens. Before they harden, they are extremely vulnerable.
Scientific Name: Procambarus Clarkii
Lifespan: 1-2 years
Max Size: 3"-7"
Food: Pellet, Algae and Detritus