Among the various rare Cherax crayfish species discovered in the Kepala Burung or Vogelkop Peninsula of Papua, Indonesia, the Orange Tip or Black Orange Tip Crayfish stands out as a vibrant crustacean distinguished by its striking orange highlights on its claws and tail. These crayfish are typically located in warm, clear waters and favor rocky habitats with moderate water flow.
When kept in aquariums, these crayfish demonstrate hardiness and adaptability to tank conditions. They eagerly consume a variety of frozen or prepared sinking diets. Similar to most crayfish, the Papuan Orange Tip prefers an aquarium with subdued lighting and numerous hiding spots. However, once acclimated to their aquarium environment, they tend to be less shy.