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Old 09-05-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Can I keep a lobster from the grocery store?

I was wondering if I could get a live lobster from the grocery store and keep it as a pet. Would I take the rubber bands off of the claws or not? Would I kill my fish or get killed? They're about 1 foot long.

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Old 09-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #2
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It might be illegal depending where you live
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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You would need a big tank and a chiller.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #4
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Lol this is hilarious
Lol, Every time I go to the grocery store I try to talk my Mom into getting one. Never thought someone would make a thread about it lol.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Haha I think it'd be cool. And make a good story
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #6
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They are a very interesting animal. One of the most popular things at the shop was a huge female blue crayfish we had. A large lobster can be a very interesting pet.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:01 PM   #7
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If he kills any fish just cook him!
Mmmm
I'm sure there's more interesting varietys you could buy at a fish store though.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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They are a very interesting animal. One of the most popular things at the shop was a huge female blue crayfish we had. A large lobster can be a very interesting pet.
What size tank would you need for one?
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They are cold water. So you would need a huge chiller. I would say at least a 100g tank. But probably more. I have a friend that has a blue crab in his fowlr tank. It is mean as can be.
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I just traded in my Purple/Orange Reef Lobster because it had a taste for my Inverts and smaller fish.

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:24 PM   #11
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What temp would they need?
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:43 PM   #12
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What about a blue crab from the store? I already have 50 littleneck clams in m tank from the store..... haha
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wow that would be cool if you could have one. I would like a blue crab tank.
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My teacher has a blue crab in a tank. He bought it from a bait shop, and came with it's claws taken off. They're not hard to keep.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:39 PM   #15
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Would it kill my fish? Mt fish are all under 6". And the grabs at wegmans are about the same size across. What temp do they need?
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I wouldn't do it. Too much risk for nothing. They only hide behind rocks or dig themselves into the sand.
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My teacher has a blue crab in a tank. He bought it from a bait shop, and came with it's claws taken off. They're not hard to keep.
How does it eat? I wonder if I could keep one of those eels my grocery store has...or a stone crab..
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I honestly have no idea. They do grow back though, when it molts.
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I honestly have no idea. They do grow back though, when it molts.
Wow I did not know their limbs grow back! thats insane
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Oh my goodness. Blue crab are freaking demons! Those things are so hardcore. I catch them regularly in crab traps and those things are meaaann and tough. Well catch stone crab and they'll just be like chillin. And the blue crab will be running around and swiping at you claws out in defensive position. You try to go around the back but they don't let their back turned to you and keep you in front of them. Then when you get close they snap at you! Gotta have respect.
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