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post #11 of 15 Old 03-12-2007, 09:14 PM
I'm still thinking about your little guy for some reason. Stolen, compliments of AZ garden...

Cherax Blue Lobster

Cherax quadricarinatus "Blue"

a.k.a. Blue Yabbie Lobster, Red-Claw "Blue" Crayfish,

Size: Up to 12" pH: 6.5 - 8.3 , Temp: 72-85, Origin: New Guinea

This is a semi-aggressive omnivore scavenger, that WILL eat all of the left over food your fish miss, as well as detritus and other waste off the bottom of your aquarium. Although this lobster will eat dead or dying fish as well, it is just too slow to catch healthy fish. Colors can change from bright blue or camouflage to a bluish-brown to hide from predators. We'd say these lobsters are easy, if not simple, to keep and care for.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-16-2007, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Trishfish
I think I read somewhere that they are truly blue crayfish. Maybe a search for that will help.

Yep, try There's a good faq section.
lol i was going to say that :(
yea theres no TRUE freshwater lobsters, they may say lobster but there crayfish.
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-14-2008, 10:44 PM
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blue lobsters

hi, i'm new here - trying to figure it all out. i too have a blue lobster which are really just blue crayfish. the saltwater blue lobsters don't actually look like lobsters.. i got a blue cray for my son this last christmas. i was wanting to get a girl but the store told me that they only stock males. n e ways... my son noticed a "strawberry" under it's tail and low and behold it's had 15 babies! my son tells me the crayfish are "a typical?" they change sexes?? what does anyone know about this? once upon a time, i had regular colored crayfish and yes it use to eat my tropicals... this one though has only gone for or gotten one fish in the three months i've had him in only a 10 gal tank. he's shedded twice now in just a two week frame. how often do they shed??
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 06:15 AM
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I too have the Red-Clawed Crayfish. They are hardy crayfish which is best kept in solitude.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-15-2008, 10:16 AM
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I have a crayfish in my pond. I'm still lookin for it though.
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