Neon blue lobster experience

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Anyone keep or kept had much experience of neon Blue Lobster Genus Procambarus Thinking of adding one to my community tank.
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He is a big dude, how big is your tank again? Crayfish are very aggressive. I wouldn't be putting him in with other shrimp, or a small/medium CT.
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FishyMcFishFace wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 21:05 pm He is a big dude, how big is your tank again? Crayfish are very aggressive. I wouldn't be putting him in with other shrimp, or a small/medium CT.
260lt ish 121cm long been reading some alarming info on their aggression and ability to eat fish :mad:

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Chadders wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 21:10 pm
FishyMcFishFace wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 21:05 pm He is a big dude, how big is your tank again? Crayfish are very aggressive. I wouldn't be putting him in with other shrimp, or a small/medium CT.
260lt ish 121cm long been reading some alarming info on their aggression and ability to eat fish :mad:
I think they will eat anything they can catch :cry:. Have a look at Vampire Shrimp if u want a Show shrimp, ITs what I would take If I had a larder tank.
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Re: Neon blue lobster experience

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Was it @Mol_PMB who has a blue lobster?

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I kept a crayfish once in with fish... The numbers went down quite quickly and also in the end he exploded/imploded for some reason... :sick:
I was much younger with an overstocked tank and underfiltrated too!
So glad I'm doing things a little more by the book now.

I probably wouldn't recommend a crayfish/lobster but that may be due to the icky end mine came to...
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Re: Neon blue lobster experience

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The only ornamental crayfish allowed in the UK is cherax quadricarinatus.
Any cray will take resting fish, so they need to be in a species-only tank and you can only keep two (male and female) at most.
You will need an absolute minimum of a 3' tank, preferably 4' for two.
You need to research as they can have problems moulting, so the water needs to be optimum and have a source of calcium.

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Re: Neon blue lobster experience

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I think I'll pass on the lobster/cray fish it was just an idea. I want something that will help eat crap left behind by the fish and any alge that crops up AND not be eaten by my catfish?! I think a colony of adult Amano shrimp would be fine but finding them is rare and they are expensive. I thought about crabs but it seems most need to be able to come out of the water now and then. My set up doesn't really allow that at the mo.

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