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Dwarf Lobsters okay for community tank?

So my LFS has a few dwarf Mexican crayfish (dwarf lobster) and I was wondering if anybody has them in a community tank? Most of my fish stay toward the middle of the tank but my cichlids, one black molly and a few gourami like to hang out at the bottom, I doubt they would be a problem as the lobster doesn't get very big. But my main concern is my two pleco's I have in my tank, has anybody had a dwarf lobster and bristlenose pleco in the same tank? The albino pleco is pretty big (about 3 1/2 inches) but my regular bristlenose that I just got is about an inch. I also have snails, but they rarely ever hit the ground, only to transfer to a new object and graze for food along the way. I would really like to have the vibrant blue color in the tank but I definitely don't want to put anything else in danger.

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With CPOs, the less contact with others the more desirable. They aren't timid. Despite their small size, they'd go up against bigger fish like nobody's business. And then may get killed by their own aggression. I'd advise against it. They are not super cheap.
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