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Old 07-02-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Lobsters

anyone keep lobsters? I am wanting to get my husband a reef only tank. because the creatyres he likes are not reef safe. I would like to get him a puffer and something else. looking at the spiny blue lobster at drs. foster and smith. would they be compatable? or the pink one?
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If I'm not mistaken,Lobsters are edible.They are on the Menu for Humans & Puffers alike.
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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I assume you mean to get him a fish only predator tank. I agree with FloridaFinFan, the lobster would be food to any puffer you put in there.
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Wow puffers will eat them did not know that. would I be able to keep any other fish with a puffer? Or what would I be able to put in with the lobster in a predator only tank?
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What type of puffer are you considering? What size tank?
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I am not sure what he is called but I am trying to find info. on a yellow puffer, Or looking at a panda puffer. I have not gotten this tank yet depends on what he decides he want to keep in it. And the puffer is not set in stone yet I just know that he likes them. He likes the odd fish and they usually are a species only fish so I am trying to narrow something down. He likes the idea of a predator tank though. I would like to be able to keep 2 or 3 fish in one tank so I am not spending all my money on one fish LOL. I need to get him hooked on his own sw tank so he will let me spend money on mine LOL.
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If, by yellow puffer, you mean golden puffer, they run over $200. I believe the panda runs about $100 and need at least a 100G tank. I agree with the rest, puffers will eat just about any invert you put in there.
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Also, if you go with the lobster, make sure the tank lid is secure ... if they're anything like a freshwater blue lobster, they'll climb out, i found out the hard way, dog was barking so I went to see what was happening and I found the lobster in the middle of the floor getting checked out by the dog (who got pinched on the nose) ... anyway i'm not sure if a salt water lobster would manage this though?!
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Thank You All for the info. You all have given me alot to think about.
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