Who We Are

AQUACULTURE 2U SDN BHD (AC2U.co) is one of the biggest freshwater crayfish farms in Malaysia. In AC2U, we are committed to sustainable & professional freshwater aquaculture.

We grow Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax Quadricarinatus) which is a native freshwater crayfish from Far North Queensland.

We offers live redclaw crayfish and redclaw craylings from our hatchery to local and interstate customers & farmers.

Redclaw Crayfish

The Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax Quadricarinatus), referred simply by its Australian synonym ‘redclaw’, is a tropical species native to the rivers of north-west Queensland and the Northern Territory in Australia.

Redclaw Crayfish have a host of biological characteristics that make them a suitable species for aquaculture. They grow quickly, breed naturally in ponds and have a simple life cycle. Redclaw can be sold as live, cooked or frozen product and is recognised both domestically and internationally as a safe & healthy product.

Lobster Features & Knowledge

Produces both redclaw for the restaurant trade and craylings from our hatchery for farmers and growers.

Historical Background

In Australia, the commercial interest in this species began in the late 1980s, when it was introduced to Western Australia and New South Wales. Starting from the 1990s, many countries in southern Asia (including China), North and South America, New Caledonia, Africa, Israel and parts of Europe obtained permits to import broodstock and juveniles.LEARN MORE »

Redclaw Biological

Redclaw Crayfish is a lobsterlike freshwater crustaceans with a thin, but tough exoskeleton that it shed during development. Identification of this species can be made by the 4 long distinct ridges on the surface of the head, hence the name Quadricarinatus. The body of Redclaw Crayfish range from dark brown to blue-green.LEARN MORE »

Reproductive System

A similar annual pattern of spawning and molting was evident under the two photoperiod regimes. Females spawned three times and moulted twice a year on average. Most spawning occurred during spring and summer, and moulting occurred mainly after the breeding season but also between spawns.LEARN MORE »

Growing & Harvesting

Breeding activity for redclaw depends on water temperature and day length, and normally occurs between September and April within their natural range. Farmers can protract breeding by providing a controlled environment in which temperature is manipulated to simulate the onset of the breeding season.LEARN MORE »

NEWS on Redclaw Crayfish

Redclaw Booming Demand


The industry has had its ups and downs but now an estimated 30 Queensland redclaw crayfish growers cannot keep…

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Redclaw Eggs On Bellies


Mating consists in the male depositing a spermatophore on the underside of the female, from which sperm fertilizes eggs…

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Redclaw Crayfish Care Sheet


Australian RedClaw Crayfish, having the family and genus as: Parastacidae & Cherax respectively. Scientific Species Name: C. quadricarinatue. This…

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