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Old 04-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Saw this guy at my LFS and after doin a little research I had to get him! Anyone have experience with a reef lobster?
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I don't have one but that's a nice looking one. How big is it? I've heard they hide a lot.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:36 AM   #4
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I don't have one but that's a nice looking one. How big is it? I've heard they hide a lot.
He's about 2 inches, and he's hid a little but he was walking all over my live rock earlier. Really cool to watch
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He's about 2 inches, and he's hid a little but he was walking all over my live rock earlier. Really cool to watch
Wow..i need to get one now

Are they invert safe? Like small shrimp and crabs?
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Wow..i need to get one now

Are they invert safe? Like small shrimp and crabs?
The Reef Lobster is described as peaceful, and it will ignore sleeping Wrasses or healthy fish within the aquarium. Caution must be taken when incorporating into a reef aquarium, as it may harm small fish and invertebrates. All Reef Lobsters are very territorial and aggressive towards each other, so only one specimen, or a mated pair should be kept per tank.

That's what I found online. I have two emerald crabs, a porcelain crab, a horseshoe crab and a Pom Pom crab in my 30 gal reef tank. I'll let ya know how he gets along with everyone.
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The Reef Lobster is described as peaceful, and it will ignore sleeping Wrasses or healthy fish within the aquarium. Caution must be taken when incorporating into a reef aquarium, as it may harm small fish and invertebrates. All Reef Lobsters are very territorial and aggressive towards each other, so only one specimen, or a mated pair should be kept per tank.

That's what I found online. I have two emerald crabs, a porcelain crab, a horseshoe crab and a Pom Pom crab in my 30 gal reef tank. I'll let ya know how he gets along with everyone.
Nice thanks man! Goodluck with the lobster, its really cool
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I've been eyeballing one of those for weeks. Let me know if it goes after your cleaner shrimp or hermit crabs at all. I'm very interested!
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I've been eyeballing one of those for weeks. Let me know if it goes after your cleaner shrimp or hermit crabs at all. I'm very interested!
So far so good. He seems to be fitting in nicely. I don't have any shrimp in my tank, but lots of crabs, including hermits, and snails. He hasn't messed with anyone yet.
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Watch out with the hs crab. I added one and my spiny lobster picked it up and killed it. He is like 5-6" but still, watch out.
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