Thread: keeping a reef lobster ?
04-01-2009, 07:08 AM #1Member Angelfish
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keeping a reef lobster ?
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 #2
I found a link about a Debelius' reef lobster: http://www.peteducation.com/article....+2216&aid=2125
a link about the Hawaiian reef lobster: http://www.peteducation.com/article....+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/in...s/lobsters.htm
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20g nano reef
55g FOWLR saltwater
29g planted freshwater
10g planted freshwater
04-03-2009, 06:32 AM #3
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?