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Dwarf Orange Mexican Lobster (Cambarellus Patzcuarensis)

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This is only apply to live fish order.

Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. The order was return to sender for any reason such as but not limited to wrong shipping address, the address is undeliverable, etc.
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  8. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, Once We approved your claim, You will 

  1. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.



We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

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(Cambarellus Patzcuarensis Orange)

Dwarf Orange Mexican Lobster, also known as Cambarellus Patzcuarensis Orange or CPO crayfish for short, attracts your attention by its fiery orange coloration and active personality. With the appearance resembling a lobster but the size of a shrimp, they can find their comfort in a tank of 5 gallons. As shown in their name, they are naturally found in a few locations in Mexico, usually in small rivers and streams, as well as lakes and ponds. Shallow, slow-moving water with lush plant life are their favourite shelters. Unlike other crayfish, CPO crayfish are quite peaceful and get along well with other peaceful species such as rasboras, rainbowfish, or danios. That said, be careful not to keep CPO crayfish with other dwarf shrimp or slow-moving fish or ones with long flowing fins as they may go after and hurt them. Another plus point is that they are active and do not hide during the day. So, if you choose to keep them, you may occasionally enjoy seeing them around. 

What You Can Expect From This Crayfish:

  • Very active personality
  • Bright orange varieties
  • Peaceful


  • Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
  • pH: 6.0 - 8.0
  • KH: 6 - 12 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 5 gallons


  • Diet: They are omnivorous scavengers so they feed on leftover food or almost any kind of fish food. We recommend high-quality sinking pellets, plants, and freeze-dried or frozen meaty foods. Because CPO crayfish are crustaceans, you should occasionally add cuttlebone to the aquarium to supplement calcium to them.
  • Social behavior: Quite peaceful but can be aggressive/territorial with other crayfish
  • Origin: Tank Bred, but indigenous to Mexico
  • Average adult size: 1.2 - 1.6 inches (3 - 4.1 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1.0 inches (0.6 - 2.5 cm) 

See more details about the Care Guide for Dwarf Orange Mexican Lobster

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