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Blue Lobster and other Fish Compatibility

I am currently starting up a new tank. In the cycling process. I am brainstorming on what type of fish to get in the meantime. I would like to start a semi-aggressive tank. I have a huge interest in the Blue Lobster(crayfish). What other fish are compatible with the blue lobster? I have heard that they only bother small fish but I also have heard that they also bother larger fish also. Which is true? Any help will be great!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 01:16 AM
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It depends on size
They can bother any fish . If they feel hungry , then your fish can be their food.
I saw many stores put blue lobster in a fish tank and no fish in there
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Crayfish and fish are not to be kept together. They will eventually eat one another.
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Crayfish and fish are not to be kept together. They will eventually eat one another.
yep - i would not recommend putting the same in same time.
IF you have to, i would look for top dwellers. although even they will come down once in a while
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I think endlers might work. They're small and quick. I had endlers with my marbled crays for awhile and they did fine.

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Crays will go after any fish and will usually catch them eventually. Expect lots of torn fins and other injuries, plus most crayfish will eat plants and destroy any scape you make since they love to dig. Cool color, tough creature best left in a tank alone
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Perhaps if you're not entirely set on the blue lobster, you could consider CPOs or other dwarf crayfish. They don't bother plants and will probably leave fish alone.

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I had a friend with a blue and he was quite big. He was in a tank by himself and she'd feed him fish, chopmeat whatever. I can't imagine putting fish in with a cray that gets that size, they'd all be dinner.
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