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Thread: Do I have a lobster or crayfish?
01-27-2012, 05:09 AM #1
Do I have a lobster or crayfish?
I have looked online, and found a few differences. However, one thing would lead me to think that I have a lobster; the other point, a crayfish.
Here is what I read:
1. lobsters are saltwater, crayfish are freshwater (my creature is in freshwater, so that leads me to think that it is a crayfish)
2. lobsters will eat their own skin after molting, crayfish won't (mine did)
Are either of these relevent? Or are there other differentia?Paul
01-27-2012, 05:12 AM #2
you have a crayfish. Crawfish or Crawdad if you prefer. Scientifically speaking there are no freshwater lobsters. However, lots of crayfish are sold with trade names that have the word "lobster" in them. It's just a marketing gimmick. It's just like there are lots of freshwater fish that are called "sharks", like rainbow sharks or bala sharks... but they're not actual sharks.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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02-17-2012, 12:33 AM #3
if you look here:
you'll see in the description that even this blue 'lobster' is actually a crayfish. As far as the conflicting observations and information, I'm not sure since I've had any nor known anyone to have any.
02-17-2012, 01:59 AM #4
Thank You Homemadepopcorn. I took a look at that attachment, what a Neat looking Crayfish.
02-18-2012, 01:45 AM #5
0Originally Posted by prrI hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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02-21-2012, 03:40 AM #6
I may be a bit late on this but you're welcome Old Marine.