I am of the opinion that any person who wants an aquarium in their home should definitely learn all about freshwater blue lobster in order to make their aquarium complete. You can get the standard goldfish, or clownfish, but I recommend getting something different. This article will tell you all about this amazing fish (including the secret behind its name) and how you can care for it and introduce it into its new aquarium home.
The Secret About Freshwater Blue Lobster
So, you see this term and you wonder what kind of lobster it is. Does it taste good? How do I cook it? Well, the secret is this: the freshwater blue lobster is not actually a lobster at all! It actually is a crustacean called a crayfish (or crawfish, in certain parts of the world). Lobsters and crayfish are distantly related, but are not the same thing – and the freshwater blue lobster will definitely not be found at any Red Lobster or seafood restaurant. So, the next time you hear this name, do not think of a nice, steamed lobster tail drenched in butter. Instead, think of a great addition to your aquarium.
Is there a real blue lobster out there? Sure – but it is extremely rare, appearing in about 1 out of every 30 million lobsters caught. If you get one, you can eat it, but it is so rare that many people keep them in captivity to observe them.
Learning About Freshwater Blue Lobster
This creature, as mentioned above, is a crayfish, and has the scientific name Procambarus alleni. It is a crustacean and goes by other names, including Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster. These creatures can grow to be as long as eight inches, and have a blue shell – hence their name. Like most crayfish, they resemble lobsters in that they have two pincher claws, along with hard shells that are molted (shed) when the crayfish grows. Some can be found off the coast of Florida; others can be found off the coasts of Australia and New Zealand.
About Freshwater Blue Lobster: Caring For Your Pet
If you decide to get a freshwater blue lobster for your home, you will need to first purchase an aquarium that is big enough for your pet. You should buy at least a 20-gallon aquarium so your crayfish has plenty of room to swim. You should then line this aquarium with substrate, such as sand or fine gravel. Put enough in there so your crayfish can burrow. Also put plants and rocks in your aquarium to add color and decoration, as well as additional hiding spots for your aquarium.
The water in your tank for your fish should be kept at a temperature between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Note that temperatures above 80 degrees should be avoided if at all possible. Excessive temperatures can stress out your lobster – resulting in it turning a sickly brown color. For food, use algae, flakes, pellets that sink to the bottom, or even small cut up pieces of vegetables. They are scavengers and will eat just about anything you put down there, provided it is edible.
About the Freshwater Blue Lobster: Conclusion
This wonderful crayfish is a great addition to any aquarium. Just be sure to not include them with fish; they are aggressive and will attack just about anything. But they are great pets to watch, especially for their bright blue shells. While you can eat crayfish, I would not recommend eating this one. It is better to keep it in an aquarium and admire it for its beautiful blue hue.