PDA

View Full Version : How big does this thing get???



blarney
10-16-2008, 11:12 PM
HaH, piqued your curiosity eh? :c2:

I have a blue lobster and he started out about an inch long. I have had him about 7 months now. He has molted about 5 times so far and he has gotten about 8inches long now. I thought they only got to about six inches and this guy is huge. I normally wouldn't care but my fish aren't growing as fast and he has killed one and taken chunks out of a couple of others.

I'm thinking at this point if this guy gets much bigger I will either have to have a crawdad dinner or trade him to an LFS for a smaller one. I mostly just want to know if this is common and I was confused about their size. This guy is getting to be a monster.

sailor
10-16-2008, 11:53 PM
I have seen them as big as 10 inches and yes they will kill and eat fish if they can catch them.

blarney
10-17-2008, 01:08 AM
I have seen them as big as 10 inches and yes they will kill and eat fish if they can catch them.


Oh man, I only expected it to be about 6.
I saw the fish killing thing already. I got to say I don't know if I was more in awe of it or mad to be honest. I hated losing that fish but MAN, that thing was like something from the discovery channel. He just came up this rock and BAM! he was on it like ugly on ape.

One of my Jack Dempsey's attacked it the other day too. Didn't hurt it cuz of the shell but he was pretty ticked off. Sure had it diving for cover though.

terrapin24h
10-17-2008, 01:19 AM
lol, funny thing about crawdads, most can get pretty large in a good environment. You should be flattered that you have provided such a good home for him. Get a few FW puffers, they'll keep him in his place :)

--chris

ps: my wife has a good garlic pesto sauce recipe that i reckon would make a nice glaze :)

blarney
10-17-2008, 01:30 AM
lol, funny thing about crawdads, most can get pretty large in a good environment. You should be flattered that you have provided such a good home for him. Get a few FW puffers, they'll keep him in his place :)

--chris

ps: my wife has a good garlic pesto sauce recipe that i reckon would make a nice glaze :)

What a FW puffer?


Keep the recipe handy, I may just need it if he gets my managuensa. :4:

robnepper
10-17-2008, 03:01 AM
"fresh water" puffer.

blarney
10-17-2008, 03:05 AM
Yea, I finally figured out what the FW meant. LOL!

That looks like one seriously badass fish.

Lady Hobbs
10-17-2008, 03:47 AM
Why not give him a tank of his own and give him some feeder goldfish now and then? It would be a shame to get rid of him if you enjoy him.

cocoa_pleco
10-17-2008, 03:55 AM
blues are a pain. 6 years ago i had a 33g, and at it had a blue lobster. he went MIA, and i figured he died.

a year and a half later, i looked in the tank at night, and out he came from some crazy burrow in the gravel chasing my 20 corys

Northernguy
10-17-2008, 04:55 AM
My brother had one that size and it grew up with 2 RB Pirahnas.

Got any pics of that monster ?

blarney
10-17-2008, 12:16 PM
No Pics but I will try to take a couple tonight. My camera is a piece of crap though so I don't know how well they will turn out. He's really nice looking with a great shade of blue. He's in a 150 so he has room to roam.

Fish4Fun
10-17-2008, 01:48 PM
Stainless steel sides with a decent base. Garlic and a knob of butter with a splash of Queen Adelaide chardy. Problem solved unless you really want to keep him. :18:

blarney
10-17-2008, 02:35 PM
Stainless steel sides with a decent base. Garlic and a knob of butter with a splash of Queen Adelaide chardy. Problem solved unless you really want to keep him. :18:


Nice, LOL!

blarney
10-24-2008, 12:05 AM
Finally got some pics of this badboy.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/blarney1/22-10-08_1912.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s212/blarney1/22-10-08_1911.jpg


This was done on my cellphone and as you can tell I haven't learned to keep my fingers out of the way.

Northernguy
10-24-2008, 01:53 AM
I have seen them almost 7 " .
Thats a nice crayfish.

blarney
10-24-2008, 01:56 AM
I have seen them almost 7 " .
Thats a nice crayfish.


He'd just gotten done going after the oscar when I took that picture. I thought he was going to get him too but I think the oscar is just too strong of a swimmer. The dempseys' and Managuense will try to tear into him but his shell protects him. It's pretty funny to watch though because they just kind of smuch him into the sand as he's trying to get away.

Red
10-24-2008, 02:31 AM
nice pretty badass looking!
Whats min. size tank for them?

blarney
10-24-2008, 03:03 AM
nice pretty badass looking!
Whats min. size tank for them?


I don't know tank size. He's in a 150. I'd imagine they are fine in about anything around 30long or larger. The bigger issue is what to have in there with them. They can be quite ferocious.

terrapin24h
10-24-2008, 12:15 PM
wow, he's a walkin can of whoopazz ;) Very cool critter

--chris

Cichlid*Newbie
10-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Wow i want one!! So cool!

Davered00ss
01-05-2009, 12:02 AM
I had one that was a great fisherman. He would stand on top of a large rock with his claws raised and catch fish as they swam by or drop off the rock onto them. He got about 7". He went missing when I went away to college and left him home. :(

cer
01-05-2009, 12:58 AM
That thing is cool looking!

cocoa_pleco
01-05-2009, 01:33 AM
old thread