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Old 10-12-2011, 07:17 PM   #21
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it has 30-35 pounds of live rock with a cave, is that good enough, how would you feed him?

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Old 10-12-2011, 10:09 PM   #22
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I feed my lobster by hand. Ha not suggested though
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:12 PM   #23
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how big is your tank
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75 but it's a completely different kind of lobster and gets much much larger
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:15 PM   #25
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do u think a reef lobster is ok in my setup?
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I believe it should be fine
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #27
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i had the purple reef lobster, just keep in mind people saying they are too slow to "catch" the fish. The one I had definitely would size up claws open whenever my clown came by. I didn't want to risk anything so I just returned him
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I am not sure there is a reef safe lobster.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #29
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What do u mean?
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I've also heard several times that no crab should ever be trusted. I think they are opportunity hunters, if they're hungry and there's a meal they'll go after it. GRANTED, if you listen to melosu who's had plenty of experience, i'm sure if they are fed you won't have any problems.

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That's why I raised the question. I have been on dives and encountered many if them and they don't look especially friendly, at least the big ones aren't.
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i would just say that none are truly worry free. you may get one thats lazy but honestly if i imagine a fish swimming by one i see it revving up to try and grab it
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:36 PM   #33
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i cant find 1 except for live aqueria and they are out, can someone give me a link
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can someone please give a link?
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:25 PM   #35
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with the lobster could i still get a bottom dweller like a blenny or a goby?
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I think the lack of response indicates that most of us don't believe there is a reef safe lobster. I surely don't know if any are available and a lobster is the last creature I would put into a closed reef system.

Otherwise blennies and gobies do quite well with each other usually.
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No such thing as a reef safe lobsters, you may get lucky but its not a chance worth taking for something you will never see. Also in a 20 gallon you should have 3-4 fish max. I would also tone down the coral (it does grow) I’m not looking at your numbers right now but I think I saw somewhere around 20 corals. I have 15 or so in a 75 and I’m running out of room. You could add a few more snails and hermits. I would also limit cleaner shrimp to 2, 3 max. Overall you have to tone it way down or get a bigger tank. Look into a anemone crab they are awesome to watch, they stay small and in sight, and feed from the water column. Or a boxer (pom pom) crab they are safe small and very cool. Just my advice...
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