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Old 11-05-2013, 11:28 PM
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I take it you mean the freshwater blue lobster which is actually a crayfish.

Ideally keep it with freeswimming (i.e. no small catfish) largish fish which do not eat invertebrates.

So no puffers, smaller catfish, tetras, smaller angels, small gouramis, or anything else which is either slowmoving, or <5'' (which are the most commonly kept fish).

Doing the above will mean you can play safe.

You could add some small free swimming fish, but they might be at risk of predation if they come to rest or eat in a piece of drift wood where the lobster is at.
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I was thinking mollies or Guppies or neon tetra looks wise. But I was told that these were good fish for tank rainbow fish and Can't remember the name but it was a striped looking fish. I have a juwel trigon 190l
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Being predatory they really shouldn't be kept with fish.
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as above pretty much anything you can fit in 190l is gunna get eaten. it's like keeping fish with turtles, it'll just grab them when theyre not looking
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If I provide enough hides would that make a difference? It's zebra barbs the other one I was thinking of.

Also I quite like balloon Mollie.
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Probably not. It is predatory. So will eat anything if it has the chance to. Choosing large free swimming fish seems to be the only option as any fish which sleeps or hides in the aquarium decorations will be eaten if the crayfish is hungry (which will be most of the time).
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The cray will still have a go at larger fish when they're resting. They're definately only suited for a species only tank.
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I used to keep my Redclaws with Endlers but ended up moving them to their own tank. Not because the fish were getting nipped or killed, but because their feeding regimes are not compatible.

Crays tend to end up going hungry in fish tanks. They do best on their own in well fed groups in my experience.
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