Crayfish and Marbled Lobsters
Hello everyone, I guess I'm new to aquariums although we've had gold fish for 7 years that my son got when he was 2. The one that has survived is huge and as we recently found out a bully. We have also had goldfish and Koi in our pond over the years.
Before Christmas break my son's science teacher gave him a crayfish/crawdad. As a reward for working so hard in honors reading and pulling off an A (he's dyslexic so it was a major feat) we got him a marbled lobster.
We started a new tank for the crayfish, thinking the lobster and crayfish wouldn't play nice together and put the lobster with the goldfish. The lobster looked terrified of the goldfish so we ended up getting another tank for him.
Now with 3 small tanks I've been looking for information about crayfish and marbled lobsters and haven't found much reliable information.
We've been feeding the crayfish tetra fin flakes and tubiflex worms twice a day. We aren't sure if it's too much or not, but he seems to be doing ok. He's molted once since we've had him. I thought he was a red crayfish, but he's looking very grey since he molted. Is this because of his diet?
The lobster we've fed veggie flakes, cucumber, peas and romaine lettuce. We tried carrots and the goldfish loved them but the lobster didn't care for them.
From what I've read, the crayfish and electric blue lobster are the same. But the marbled lobster that will turn blue in old age is not a crayfish. I get conflicting information from different websites. Has anyone here raised crayfish and marbled lobsters that can give me some solid information?
These guys are so interesting to watch and we want to give them a good home so any information, helpful ideas are very much appreciated.
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"electric blue lobster" is just a trade name for a certain species and color variant of crayfish. You have two crayfish. I don't know much about raising them but I don't believe the care requirements from one species to another are much different.
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