View Full Version : keeping a reef lobster ?

04-01-2009, 07:08 AM
a few questions

what size tank is required for keepng a reef lobster ?

what do they eat ?

will they eat small fish such as blue/green chromis and clown fish?

are they reef safe with both corals and inverts ?


04-01-2009, 08:25 AM
I found a link about a Debelius' reef lobster: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=16+2158+2216&aid=2125
a link about the Hawaiian reef lobster: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=16+2158+2216&aid=2134
and a link about the Purple reef lobster: http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/47/
and here's a link that might have some more information about reef lobsters: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/inverts/arthropoda/lobsters/lobsters.htm


04-03-2009, 06:32 AM
Short answer, yes, as I have three in my tank and I also keep two A. ocelaris clowns.

Lovely critters and shouldn't eat your fish, as long as you keep them well fed. They come out at night-time so I feed mine frozen mussel food, although sometimes they get different types of raw fish. I found the best way to feed them is reach down with a bit of mussel on the end of a skewer, and they will come right up and take it of the skewer. You can feed them day or night, but I find it easier at night as they come out of hiding.

I have 2 Panulirus versicolor and 1 Panulirus ornatus.

What type are you looking at getting?