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 Lobsters for Saltwater Aquariums

 
   

Saltwater Lobsters make interesting aquarium pets feeding well on a variety of frozen foods. Found in every ocean, ocean lobsters inhabit the sandy bottom or the crevasses of rocky formations. Generally these animals are nocturnal, feeding at night, but most adapt well to the aquarium lighting.
Lobsters are sensitive to changes in water conditions such as temperature, pH, and salinity. Acclimation should occur over a period of a few hours to ensure best chances for a successful transition.Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.)

Debelius Reef Lobster
Enoplometopus debelius
Debelius Reef Lobster
Description: The Debelius Reef Lobster, is a uniquely-colored and extremely hardy aquarium addition. The purple colored reef inhabitant has an overall purple-spotted pattern on the carapace and tail, with a lighter color body and orange legs and accents. The claws are purple with orange bands at the tips.
Shy initially, this lobster is a highly effective scavenger that will feed on most any meaty food.The body and claws of the Purple Lobster, as with other members of the genus are covered with sensory filaments that give it its “hairy” appearance. Preferred to other lobsters because of its small 5 ” maximum full grown size, it is reef safe, as it will typically not bother any other aquarium inhabitants.
Tank Recommendations: All lobsters require Live Rock or similar aquarium decoration to use for hiding, especially when molting. Lobsters should be kept one-per-aquarium, because they are territorial and intolerant of one another.
Diet: It is a true carnivore that has a penchant for clam meat.
Notes: Lobsters are sensitive to changes in water conditions such as temperature, pH, and salinity. Acclimation should occur over a period of a few hours to ensure best chances for a successful transition.Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.)
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium 2" to 3"
Small $22.99 Medium $27.99
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Red Hawiian Reef Lobster
Enoplometopus sp
Hawiaan Red Reef Lobster
The Red Hawaiian Reef Lobster's environment should have a thick gravel bed for burrowing, and rocks for hiding. This Hawaiian through Indo-Pacific native displays shades of vivid red with white mottlings across its carapace. Also known as the Hairy Red Reef Lobster, its body and claws are covered with sensory filaments that give its “hairy” appearance. Preferred to other lobsters because of its 5-6” maximum size, it is also considered to be reef safe, as it will typically not bother other aquarium inhabitants. Possible exceptions are some invertebrates and some smaller bottom-dwelling fish. Red Lobsters should be kept one-per-aquarium, because they are territorial and intolerant of one another. The Red Lobster is basically a nocturnal creature, but may be visible through the day on rock overhangs and in the shadows. Eventually, the lobster may learn that food is present more during daytime hours and may break this habit. Typically shy initially, this lobster is a highly effective scavenger that will feed on most any meaty food. It is a true carnivore that has a penchant for clam meat. Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.) All lobsters require Live Rock or similar aquarium decoration to use for hiding, especially when molting. This species must molt in order to grow. Molting generally occurs at night, when the lobster will lay on its back and exit its exoskeleton. A new exoskeleton is excreted and will harden over a period of several hours. The animal is vulnerable at this time and should not be disturbed.
Tank Recommendations: All lobsters require Live Rock or similar aquarium decoration to use for hiding, especially when molting. Lobsters should be kept one-per-aquarium, because they are territorial and intolerant of one another.
Diet: It is a true carnivore that has a penchant for clam meat.
Notes: Lobsters are sensitive to changes in water conditions such as temperature, pH, and salinity. Acclimation should occur over a period of a few hours to ensure best chances for a successful transition.Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.)
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"
Medium $39.99 Large $49.99
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Blue Spiny Lobster
Panulirus vesicolor
Blue Spiny Reef Lobster
Blue Lobster, Panulirus versicolor, is an aquarium addition that helps add species diversity to the home aquarium. Also known as the Spiny Lobster, its color varies in shades of blue and indigo. The white bands that cross its carapace segments and its long, active antennae are characteristics that denote the Blue Lobster. Not recommended for reef aquariums, it will typically not bother other aquarium inhabitants with the possible exception of some invertebrates and smaller bottom-dwelling fish. Blue Lobsters have been kept with more than one to an aquarium, but this is generally not recommended and they should certainly be kept well-fed, if kept in multiples. Because it can grow to sizes around one foot in length, corals and other ornaments may be toppled by its excavating actions. Typically shy initially, this lobster is a highly effective scavenger that will feed on most any meaty food. It is a true carnivore that has a penchant for clam meat. Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.) All lobsters require Live Rock or similar aquarium decoration to use for hiding, especially when molting. Molting generally occurs at night, when the lobster will lay on its back and exit its exoskeleton. A new exoskeleton is excreted and will harden over a period of several hours. The animal is vulnerable at this time and should not be disturbed.
Tank Recommendations: All lobsters require Live Rock or similar aquarium decoration to use for hiding, especially when molting. Lobsters should be kept one-per-aquarium, because they are territorial and intolerant of one another.
Diet: It is a true carnivore that has a penchant for clam meat.
Notes: Lobsters are sensitive to changes in water conditions such as temperature, pH, and salinity. Acclimation should occur over a period of a few hours to ensure best chances for a successful transition.Medications containing copper must never be used in the presence of lobsters (or of most hard-shelled crustaceans.)
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1" to 2" Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 5"
Medium $39.99 Large $49.99
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