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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mini Blue Lobster

Has anyone ever owned a mini blue lobster as a pet before?

I have had mine for about 6 months. A few mornings ago I woke up to an empty tank. The silly thing climbed on top of its treasure chest and climbed out of the tank to nearly die in my entry way. I took the treasure chest out but the lobster is trying every thing it can to get out of the tank

Has anyone else had something like this happen?
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Awww...I have never had one before, so I really dunno what to tell you...

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Crabs and lobsters are big escape artists. The only advice I can give you is block off all opennings...make escapes impossible .

Any pics? I love lobsters .




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I have kept them, it is not unusual for most species of crayfish to come onto land once in a while, especially during heavy rainfall. The problem is that in captivity, they can't easily get back into a tank.



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Wow, that's really pretty... What's its name?
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I wish I had enough room for such a guy in my tank! He's beautiful! I do have three tiny shrimp though, they are the life of the tank! lol
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They're not a very good addition to a community tank, definitely better off on their own or only with every selective tank mates. They will rip apart other invertebrates, including other crayfish, shred plants, and sometimes eat slower moving or sleeping fish.

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Wow how pretty he is! We saw one a few years ago, thought they were awesome looking. Good to know they need to be alone incase we got one someday!

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They're not a very good addition to a community tank, definitely better off on their own or only with every selective tank mates. They will rip apart other invertebrates, including other crayfish, shred plants, and sometimes eat slower moving or sleeping fish.
Yeah I wouldn't think they'd be good with other fish (or at leat not most) If I had room I'd have a seperate tank and keep someone like him. Maybe in the future sometime.
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Here's a pic of mine...I believe mine is a SHE though.
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I have kept them, it is not unusual for most species of crayfish to come onto land once in a while, especially during heavy rainfall. The problem is that in captivity, they can't easily get back into a tank.



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Do you think I should put less water and make a spot for her to be out of water?
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Those crayfish are both beautiful!




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I personally don't give mine a place to get out of the water. I found putting in a couple of good hiding places they can get into helps a lot. I found some aquarium specific "furniture" that look like broken drain pipes, they're the perfect size for them to use it as a hidey tunnel.. They seem to prefer to be in a secure spot, especially if you have bright lighting over the tank.

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I personally don't give mine a place to get out of the water. I found putting in a couple of good hiding places they can get into helps a lot. I found some aquarium specific "furniture" that look like broken drain pipes, they're the perfect size for them to use it as a hidey tunnel.. They seem to prefer to be in a secure spot, especially if you have bright lighting over the tank.

Thanks...I went to an aquarium yesterday and they said about the same thing. I appreciate the suggestions.

I am finding it pretty difficult to keep plants in the tank. They get chopped up within days becomes pretty expensive. I guess I wasnt expecting it to be so much work. I guess thats what I get for buying it at a chain pet store. I tried to ask them questions and they didnt know a thing. But since I found an ACTUAL aquarium and this forum it has helped a lot.
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