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Old December 10th 03, 09:47 PM
Mark
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Default blue "lobster"

I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!
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Old December 10th 03, 09:53 PM
luminos
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Default blue "lobster"

Your angelfish would be doomed. Anything it can grab onto will become food.

These are crayfish. There are several threads on this...see
google/dejanews.


"Mark" wrote in message
om...
I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!



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Old December 11th 03, 12:14 AM
JHudson
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Default blue "lobster"





"Mark" wrote in message
om...
I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!


Hi
Crayfish will eat anything they can grab and hold onto. My fellow is in
with a Red-Tailed Black Shark, 2 Chinese Algae Eaters and numerous feeder
guppies. The feeder guppies were bought to feed him if caught, but to tell
you the truth I have no idea if he does because the way that they multiply!
My larger CAE has a piece missing out of his tail, so I think that he might
of been grabbed, but scooted away. I really like him, but I wouldn't be
able to put him in my community tank for the fear of what he could do to my
corys as he's about 5 inches long. Crayfish have their place as scavengers
and plus they really get attention when someone sees them in your tank. On
another note, I don't think you could keep them in a planted aquarium as it
would destroy and uproot anything. Mine takes pleasure in moving the
plastic plants around and can rip the leaves off them as well. If you do go
for a crayfish make sure you have a cave or two for them to hid in, they
also prefer cooler water.
For links you could try
www.bluecrayfish.com
http://pub132.ezboard.com/farkreptil...picID=15.topic
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...yfish.htm#top2
HTH
--
JHudson
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Duct tape is like the Force, it has a dark side and a light side and it
holds the universe together.
I'm completely normal, just the rest of the world is nuts...
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Old December 11th 03, 02:54 AM
T
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Sounds like you have a nice tank full of food waiting for the crayfish..
They seem to have liked my bait minows while fishing, I don't think they
would mind sleeping catfish and other edible fish in a tropical tank...

Timmer..


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"Mark" wrote in message
om...
I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!


Hi
Crayfish will eat anything they can grab and hold onto. My fellow is in
with a Red-Tailed Black Shark, 2 Chinese Algae Eaters and numerous feeder
guppies. The feeder guppies were bought to feed him if caught, but to

tell
you the truth I have no idea if he does because the way that they

multiply!
My larger CAE has a piece missing out of his tail, so I think that he migh

t
of been grabbed, but scooted away. I really like him, but I wouldn't be
able to put him in my community tank for the fear of what he could do to

my
corys as he's about 5 inches long. Crayfish have their place as

scavengers
and plus they really get attention when someone sees them in your tank. On
another note, I don't think you could keep them in a planted aquarium as

it
would destroy and uproot anything. Mine takes pleasure in moving the
plastic plants around and can rip the leaves off them as well. If you do

go
for a crayfish make sure you have a cave or two for them to hid in, they
also prefer cooler water.
For links you could try
www.bluecrayfish.com

http://pub132.ezboard.com/farkreptil...picID=15.topic
http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_...yfish.htm#top2
HTH
--
JHudson
Sure. Fine. Whatever. -Syzygy
I have. I did. It's done. -Fight the Future
Duct tape is like the Force, it has a dark side and a light side and it
holds the universe together.
I'm completely normal, just the rest of the world is nuts...
There are lies, damn lies and statistics!




  #5  
Old December 11th 03, 03:59 AM
Jim Morcombe
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Default blue "lobster"


Mark wrote in message
om...
I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!



  #6  
Old December 11th 03, 04:04 AM
Jim Morcombe
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Default blue "lobster"

Try looking at "Marron". You can get a blue variety.

They will have a go at any slow or sick fish, but I have never lost a fish
to a Marron.

The main problem is that they are true escape artists. They climb up the
air tube and squeeze through holes that are impossibly small.

Its quite amusing to get up in the morning and find a Marron on the kitchen
floor. The trouble is that the cat usually finds them before I do and then
they are history.

I'm down to 1 baby Marron at the moment, but I'm going to buy my 4 year old
son some more for Christmas. He loves them.

Jim



Mark wrote in message
om...
I was in the LFS the other day and saw for the first time these little
blue lobsters hanging out in one of their freshwater tanks. Thinking
they would be an interesting addition to my tank, I did a little
research on them, but I have some specific questions I haven't found
answers to (didn't ask at the LFS since I don't particularly trust
their answers).

How well will one of these creatures do with other bottom dwellers?
My plecostomus is about 3 inches long so he's probably ok. The other
bottom dweller is my albino catfish, and he's only about 1 1/2". Will
he be lobster fodder? Are these novelty additions or an actual good
thing to add to a tank? I had never seen them before and I've never
seem them in anybodies home tank.

The other fish in my tank are a couple of angelfish, some red minor
tetras, and some juvenile swordtails. They hang toward the bottom at
night, should I be concerned for their safety as well?

Anybody got a pointer to a good web site for more info (I haven't been
able to find more than a couple of sentences at places I've checked).

Thanks!



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Old November 3rd 12, 04:59 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.misc
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Hi , you know how you said that your crayfish drags and rips up the plastic plants? Well mine seems to be nibbling on them... I can see it in his faeces.. I'm not sure if that's healthy for him , so should I take the plants out? I don't want him getting any plastic poisoning or constipation (if that can even occur)!
 




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