I've always called lobsters the cockaroach of the sea. I wonder what was going through the mind of the first person to eat one? "Hmmmm, look at this crazy thing. I'm gonna eat it!"
When they are properly maintained, yes, just like any other aquarium. FWIW, I have seen plenty of home aquariums looking dirtier than a farm pond, it all comes down to maintenance.have you ever seen a lobster tank in a store with water as clear as the water we keep in our tanks?
That's pretty cheap, most of the ones I've seen in pet stores are quite a bit more. I'm guessing that maybe those are otherwise used as bait?I've been thinking of starting up a new tank just for crayfish but I've heard they love to escape and wreck plants. The lps has em for a buck apiece.
When I was living in the North East, I had kept several wild-caught ones for a bit. pretty easy to care for if you keep them solitary. They will rip up plants, kill fish (and even eat them some times) rearrange rocks, move gravel, dismember each other, and climb out of the tank. Some really big/tough plants might work, otherwise I'd probably just try and use various floaters (and even then, I'd expect them to get torn up)Are they hard to care for? I'd probably fill their tank with wisteria, that stuff grows almost as fast as duckweed.
I once kept a six inch large mouth bass as a pet. I caught a huge (5") crayfish and put him in the tank to clean up. The bass grabbed the crayfish by the head. The crayfish clamped on to both sides of the bass' jaw with his pincers. They swam around together like that for about 3 days before they reached that "tense state of mutual tolerance".I did have one tank that had some sort of apple snail, a convict cichlid, and a wild crayfish, and after a couple days of confrontations, seemed to settle into a sorta tense state of mutual tolerance. Not a set up I'd try again though...