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Old 01-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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is a blue spiny lobster reef safe?

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Old 01-12-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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Yes......erm and ..........no........

Yes they are reef safe BUT they get freaking huge. They will destroy any attempts at aquascaping.
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
I recently added a large piece of live rock that had a deep hole in it (like a cave), and low & behold, what came out after a few days: a 5" blue spiny lobster! This thing looks awesome!

Talk about surprised (and a little worried) when I saw this guy when the lights came on in the morning.

I've read a bit about them, and it says they could injure my sessile inverts, and small fish. I hate to get rid of him, so I'm looking into setting up a smaller 20gal for him.

I saw him molest a hermit crab, but he gave up after half a minute. The hermit retreated deeper into his shell, and I guess the lobster couldn't get ahold of him. I'm making sure he has plenty to eat when he comes out at night in hopes of keeping him satisfied till his new accommodations are ready.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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well mine is huge now. I love it but it is getting to big for my 75 gal tank. I am going to trade him in soon. I feed him a small earser size peice of silver sides twice a day. every once in a while he eats a pepperment shrimp and any fish that are not doing good.

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Old 04-13-2007, 10:10 PM   #5
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If you all don't want the lobsters, I will take them, I have a 125g tank. And I am looking for things to put in it.
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