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Various blue forms of Yabby naturally occur including the Electric Blue Yabby. At first light blue, the colour of these yabbies intensifies to bright blue as they grow. Full colour is usually attained at around 10-12cm, provided water is clean and clear. 

Looking to add a unique and fascinating creature to your aquarium? Consider the yabbie! Freshwater Yabby is an interesting pet for an unheated tank. Yabbies are known for their hardy nature and adaptability to a range of different water conditions. Ensure a tight fitting lid is used, and provide lots of hiding places if more than one Yabby is kept in the same tank as they are very territorial.

So why wait? Add a yabbie to your aquarium today and experience the excitement and wonder of these fascinating creatures! Shop our selection now and find the perfect yabbie for your aquarium.

Please note: avoid the use of copper based treatments if invertebrates are present in the tank.


Features of Yabbies:

  • Grow up to 20cm 
  • Interesting invertebrate for cold water aquariums
  • The average lifespan is 7 years
  • As they grow they moult their exoskeleton


Yabby : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size for Cherry Shrimp:

We recommend an aquarium at least 60 Litres or more.

Yabby Tank Mate Compatibility


It is recommended that yabbies are kept on their own however if kept in a large aquarium with plenty of hiding spaces, multiple yabbies can co-exist.

Yabby Food :

Feed a nutritious diet formulated for yabbies in the form of sinking pellets. 

Your yabbies will enjoy fruits and veggies such as carrots, zucchini, peas, spinach and most fruits. They will enjoy raw meats occasionally also.

Yabby Tank Set-up

Aquarium Lights and Lighting

Yabbies don't require any specific lighting requirments.


A good filtration system is necessary to maintain water quality. Yabbies are sensitive to chlorine and other water pollutants. 


Yabbies do best in cool-warm tanks (10-22°c) and are best kept alone. A thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.

Decorations for Yabbies

Artificial plants can work well in your yabby tank, as yabbies will consume live plants. Ensure plenty of caves and tunnels to hide in.

Additionally, you can also choose to use Aquarium Ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations.

Substrate for Yabbies

Gravel and round pebbles are good substrate for the yabbies. Alternatively, no substrate at all.


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Gary R.
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Excellent growing great looking good and having babies themselves now

Mandy S.
Australia Australia

Blue yabby

Great! Hoping to get a male and female pair now! :-)