View Full Version : Anyone have/had a reef lobster?

08-05-2008, 09:15 PM
Which color/species?
What size tank?
What size tank do you consider minimum?
Successful tankmates?
Failed tankmates?

I am considering one and am just trying to get some feedback from those with experience.

08-06-2008, 12:10 AM

08-06-2008, 01:14 AM
I have already found that and a few other pages on them. I am just trying to get actual experience based information now. Thanks though.

08-06-2008, 02:53 AM
have you tried reef central?

There are often people talking about lobsters

08-06-2008, 12:09 PM
Yeah I posted on there too.

08-07-2008, 05:06 AM
I've been interested in this too, but haven't had time to research. Let us know what you find out.

08-07-2008, 12:11 PM
It sounds like it is up to the individual lobster as far as compatibility goes with tankmates and one that is well fed is not very prone to bothering much. They are very reclusive so the tank should be setup to maximize visibility even when the lobster is in hiding (a cave against the glass is perfect), but for a invert they are quite hardy. They like to dig and will knock things over if they are not heavy or attached. They prefer a thicker, courser substrate.