Cylisticus convexus is a fast moving smaller isopods species. When startled they curl into a tight crescent and drop and roll to attempt escape. They are characterized by their ability to tuck as well as having 5 white pleopodal lungs visible on their underside. In isopod keeping they are an underrated species as their speed and prolific ability to reproduce makes them a fun species to observe.
More photos of these beautiful isopods. At this time there are no color morphs of this species available on the market.
Cylisticus convexus like a damp substrate and something to climb on.
Cylisticus convexus prefer lower temperatures doing best in the low 70-75F range. Die offs may occur at higher temperatures.
Cylisticus convexus will thrive with little keeper effort.
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