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removing lobster

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
 
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removing lobster

I have a blue spiny lobster that seems to think that everything I put in the tank is dinner. I have looked locally for a trap on one has one. any ideas to get him out of the tank.

I have live rock all over that he hides in when I put the net in, and yes I put food in the net. He didn't fall for the trap.

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
 
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Other than telling you to remove the rock he hides in, hoping he will stay attached, I could only recommend a trap.

Worst case scenario would be to hook it. If it absolutely must go, you could get a tiny trout hook. File the brab off or buy catch and release barbless hooks. They make them so tiny you can barely tell they are a hook. Put a piece of dinner on it and try and snag the lobster.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
 
I heard of someone who removed a mantis by talking a mugg and placing the open end close to the side of the tank,,then he put food in it and when the shrimp went in he used a magnet algea cleaner to block him in.
Just and idea.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
 
The only thing i can say, and it would be a last option is to remove everything from your tank and catch him that way.
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Old 12-24-2006, 04:09 PM   #5
 
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thanks for the help I think I will do a modification. Your sugjustions really helped. I will try food in a mug and push it aginst the wall with a stick

Thanks

Wish me luck :)
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:31 PM   #6
 
Just wondering did you put that lobster in the tank or was he a hitchhiker?
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:42 PM   #7
 
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I put the lobster in the tank about 6 months ago. Why?
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:46 PM   #8
 
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I put the lobster in the tank about 6 months ago. Why?
If I know lobsters quite well, they are very aggressive and are rather predatory. Any crustaceans with large claws are rather a threat to fish and everything else they consider food.
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Old 12-25-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
 
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Both the purple and blue are somewhat reef safe. I have a large purple. The main problem is that they knock over rock work and corals.
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Old 12-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #10
 
''I put the lobster in the tank about 6 months ago. Why?''
as stated before i was just wondering.
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