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Old 11-10-2003, 04:41 PM   #1
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Lobsters what to feed them?

I have four lobster that I recieved about a month ago and I have no idea what to feed them They are getting really big and seem to be doing ok, but I feel like I am supposed to be feeding them something that I am not. There are other fish in the tank with them and they all seem to get along well. When I feed the fish any of their food that floats down to the bottom the lobsters eat. I also have these algae discs and they absolutely love them but they make the water so cloudy that I am looking for something else to feed them. The question is what?

If there is anybody who can help me I would really appreciate it? [/b]
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:42 PM   #2
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Lobsters, if I'm not mistaken, will eat anything off the bottom.

Shrimp Pellets, Algae Wafers, Dead Fish, Food that others didn't eat,ect ect


Hikari Algae Waffers won't cloud your tank
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Old 11-10-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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Thank you very much I will look into getting some different algae waffers and maybe some other things for them to eat. They always seem hungry!
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Lobsters in fresh water?

I know this is an old post.
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:38 PM   #5
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What other fish do you have with your lobsters? I want lobstes so badly but I when I started my tank I thought they were salt water and set up my tank and now that I have fish that arent compatible I found out that lobsters are freshwater.
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Old 12-02-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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it's it a lobster or a crawdad? I know at the LFS they have my crawdad listed as a blue lobster.
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Old 12-02-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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Most true lobsters are salt water. That being said, there are a number of crustaceans which resemble lobsters (mostly crawdads aka crawfish aka crayfish as Megalofyia said) pretty strongly which survive well in FW aquariums. There is also one freshwater lobster; its not normally found in home aquaria as its a really big bugger (5 kilograms and 80 cm long) and is endangered (its found in Tasmania; called the Giant Freshwater Lobster aka Astacopsis gouldi)
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I feed my crayfish (blue crayfish: Procambarus clarkii) algae wafers, and was recommended to do so by a breeder. I have the Wardley "Spirulina Discs" which have never clouded up my tank.
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Old 12-03-2003, 03:07 AM   #9
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I would stay away from shrimp pellets. I had three crawdads in my tank for a couple of months and they seemed to be very happy. I picked up some shrimp pellets for my loaches and the crawdads loved them so i would feed them pellets all the time after about 2 weeks all of the mud bugs died within a couple days of each other. I checked the water and everything looked good. so I'm going to guess and say it had something to do with the shrimp pellets.
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Old 12-03-2003, 09:20 AM   #10
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Algae Wafers do just fine for "blue lobsters". Careful, they are escape artists.
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