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Old 01-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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freshwater lobsters are terrors, i don't see why sw ones wouldn't be
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:21 PM   #12
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do you ever hear a sound out of your tank like "click click" or someone snapping their fingers...... ?
I know what you're hinting at. MANTIS SHRIMP!!

Rush... Perhaps when you introduced the lobster, it has been scaring the fish to jump/carpet surf?? Have you checked all around your tank including behind it for these fish? In the overflow?
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The fish went missing when they were in my 46 gallon tank. It had a cover so couldnt jump no where. When I emptied it an put it in my 120 gallon no sign of them anywhere. Only thing that could have happened is they got eaten. I tried to feed my lobster as often as I could, but he is always hiding so I am not sure if he would actually eat the clam meat or krill. Since being in the 120 gallon no fish have gone missing, yet. But lets hope it stay that way. I know roughly where he hides now, so I try and drop krill for him to eat.
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I would go fishing and trade it at the LFS or to a fellow reefer (with warning of its diet).
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the lobster will have made a cave under some rock,as long as you know where it is target feed that area,I used to use seaweed clamp but with krill and attach it to the rock close to the lobster and eventually left my fish alone and just took the krill
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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the lobster will have made a cave under some rock,as long as you know where it is target feed that area,I used to use seaweed clamp but with krill and attach it to the rock close to the lobster and eventually left my fish alone and just took the krill

This is what I do
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:29 PM   #17
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Make a tiny little lobster pot and trap hm.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:26 PM   #18
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Have u ever gone crab fishing in the ocean here is what I would do. Tie a peace of chicken gizzard or something to a string get it infront of his cave and once he grabs on lightly reel him in get ur net ready he should hand on long enough for u to get the net under him. Goodluck let me know if that works
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I too have an aggressive PRL. Any bottom dwelling fish don't last in my tank. He has eaten 2 firefly gobies and a lawnmower blenny this year. I never find any remains of the fish either, so I'm certain it is the lobster! My clowns have been safe, but they sleep high up in the tank. I don't think I'll be able to introduce anything that rests on the bottom! He is a cool addition, very hardy very pretty, I almost never seem him though. Once he is gone I would not replace him.
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And even though I dont doubt your experience I know mive is completely different. I have two bottom dwelling gobies and they have been in my tank for eight yrs now with a purple reef lobster in my tank. I just dont want everyone to think that all of them do this.
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