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post #1 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
Lobster! need opinions!

Ok, so I was thinking about rescueing a lobster from my local grocery store (I know, I am an idiot what is too obsessed with animals, but I hate walking by those pitiful guys!!)..... I am doing some resaerch on them right now. I would like to know if there is a chance that a store lobster will live if I rescue one. How big do they get? How long do they live? What size tank, and what environment. Please tell me what you think!

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post #2 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 07:46 PM
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Umm... I have never heard of this before. I have no idea what kind of care they require, but if you want an easy, good looking lobster, than get a Purple Lobster.

And I doubt those guys would live very long, giving the conditions they are already in.
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Most lobsters you get are far too big for most tanks. If I were you, I'd simply cook it. A lot of these are not meant to be kept as pets.

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post #4 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Most lobsters you get are far too big for most tanks. If I were you, I'd simply cook it. A lot of these are not meant to be kept as pets.
That is the most terrible thing I have ever heard. It is really cruel. I am trying not to say anything that I really shouldn't say right now..... Is a 100g big enough? I found a free one on freecycle! I Also would like to know where to get something to keep the tank cool..... I heard they like it between 30-40 degrees F!!! Lupin, please don't reply again if you are going to sa I should kill an innocint creature, I do not beleive in this at all, and I wish that ppl would stop thinking like that... I am sorry that get so offensive about this subject, but I just errr get angry when people abuse animals. Sorry. but again DON'T reply if you are gonna say to freakin kill this poor creature. I just want to get one lobster. I could feel that atleast thta one lobster can be happy. I'm not usually this defensive, just havin a bad day, so if anone has advice on keeping a lobster and nursing it back to health please tell me!!

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post #5 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 08:16 PM
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I'm just going to say you will need a $400 chiller for one if you really want to do this.

And, why would you want a scavenger that hides 24/7 when you can have a reef, or at least FOWLR?
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post #6 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Hi,seen it was u. Well you will need a chiller for sure, 100g would seem generous at first but eventually get too small. Its true a maine lobster can reach 25 lbs ! True too that the second its taken from the water it beging to... well decompose. If you'd like to try to get one in as fresh as possible you can find a specialty marine store and dedicate it.Best to you, hope your nights good.
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post #7 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just going to say you will need a $400 chiller for one if you really want to do this.

And, why would you want a scavenger that hides 24/7 when you can have a reef, or at least FOWLR?
Well, I definently think lobsters are far from pretty, but i don't care! I DON"T CARE if i have to spend money on an animal that I hardly ever see! I DON'T CARE if they cost money, you see ever creature on earth is God's creature. They are all beautiful in their own way. IDC how much an animal costs, or how ugly they are bcuz they need someone to save them. This is gonna be a long term project, and I no its gonna cost alot, but I can't walk by the lobster isle, knowing that the lobster is gonna end up scalded alive cuz a spoiled brat is hungry! I am sorry, but they just don't deserve this! I mean I could spend less money on prettier things, but I'm not doing this for looks. I'm doing this cuz animals don't deserve to die the way lobsters do. I know its hard to understand my point to alot of you, but I really do have a reason for this, so please NO MORE RUDE COMMENTS! I know what I want to do and I will do it. I ust need some advice on lobster care please. thank u.

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Hi,seen it was u. Well you will need a chiller for sure, 100g would seem generous at first but eventually get too small. Its true a maine lobster can reach 25 lbs ! True too that the second its taken from the water it beging to... well decompose. If you'd like to try to get one in as fresh as possible you can find a specialty marine store and dedicate it.Best to you, hope your nights good.
thanks. I'll get a chiller. What do u think about a 500g split in 2? so I could have 2 lobsters with 250g each??? Ok? Oh, and this is a LONG TERM project so it'll be a LONG time before I get the tank up and running. Thank you for being polite!

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post #9 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 09:26 PM
veganchick, if this is what you want to do and you are willing to invest money and the effort to do this, then I say go for it.
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post #10 of 48 Old 01-15-2009, 09:41 PM
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veganchick, if this is what you want to do and you are willing to invest money and the effort to do this, then I say go for it.

i agree 100% with this, but on the flip side no offense these lobsters are selected for diner just like cows and chickens.
i also suggest starting your research now since this will be a "long term" project.
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