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Old 09-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Lobster relocating advice!

AS many of you, my lobster is a relative of Satan. I took my 20 gallon down today and was wondering if I should put him in there by himself??? He kills all new fish and also takes food out of my anemones tentacles. This way he wouldn't kill or harm anything and I could make sure he got food alot easier. Hes about 5". Should I move him into the 20? Would it be big enough for him? I could move him back to the 150 when he outgrows the 20 because he only messes with fish when they're added to his territory. Any thoughts??? And also, I can take rock apart so what are some good methods of catching the little bugger? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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No. I'll be moving him a little later. Would a 20 work????? Atleast for awhile?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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No. I'll be moving him a little later. Would a 20 work????? Atleast for awhile?
A 20 would be pushing it. If it's temporary it may be ok. What about your sump? If you have a refugium going he would be better off there unless it's way small.
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His fuge is wayy too small for that lobster. I vote 20
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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The refugium is the same size as the 20 just not as tall. My skimmer section had to be big as my skimmer is big. He doesn't kill anything thy was in the tank before him. So if I let him get used to the 20 and then add some fish and put him back after he gets used to the 20...... That should work right?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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It could but as he (or she) grows it may still attack fish. If you want to keep him that's as fine a course of action as any I know of. Opportunistic territorial carnivores just come with a risk. No one can say for sure what he'll do except that you already know that adding fish with him in there means they're feeders. lol The only thing you can really do is try your plan. What happens next will be up to Larry.
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Up to larry??? I'll move hints 20 for 2-3 weeks when I get new fish then hell go back.... If I can catch him.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:20 PM   #9
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Up to larry??? I'll move hints 20 for 2-3 weeks when I get new fish then hell go back.... If I can catch him.
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. Wasn't the lobster on Spongebob named Larry? Guess something like Chompers, Clubber Lang, Clamps, Mack the Claw or The Red Assassin would be better nicknames/titles for the little brute. I do agree with him on one thing: fish are yummy!
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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Oh lol. I'll try putting him in the 29 when I get a new fish and moving him back after a little bit.
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