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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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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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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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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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Rogergolf66 said:
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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