Debelius' Reef Lobster

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    PringlesLFE Mmm...Salty.

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    PringlesLFE, Jul 23, 2010
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    ggNoRe

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    From what I heard there is no point in getting them as you will never see them since they always hide.
     
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    I've read that they may catch smaller fish and eat therm.
     
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    ya they have them at the lfs, not reef safe
     
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    Solarfall Totally Gnar

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    Yeah they say not reef safe at most LFSs.
    But they also say spiny blue lobsters aren't reef safe, but I saw a magazine article once where this guy had like a 600 gal fully stocked reef and his centerpiece was a spiny blue. This hobby can be confusing sometimes.
     
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    I've always wanted one so I'm curious too. But I would rather someone else pave the way. I just tore my tank apart to catch a fish. It would be hard to catch a little lobster. I bet they're fast.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I've heard, A) that they are not reef safe, and B) that they hide constantly and you'll be lucky to see it a couple times a year.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    And both of those are correct.
    While small,most things in the tank are fairly safe from a lobster,BUT you'll never see it because it'll stay back in the rock.When the get bigger,they'll eat anything they can grab including corals,other inverts and fish.
     
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    Mine has been in the tank for 7 yrs now. Been reef safe for me. Here is a pic of him. BTW I`ve only seen him 8 times in 7 yrs.

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    PringlesLFE Mmm...Salty.

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    lol alright then. No lobster for me it would seem. Thanks a lot everyone
     
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    I`m by no means trying to talk you out of it. Just didnt want you to plan on this being the showpiece for your tank.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You mean you can't glue them down to a rock like you can corals?!?! :shock:
     
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