Blue Lobster ‚Cherax Quadricarinatus

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Blue Lobster ‚Cherax Quadricarinatus

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The Blue Lobster (Cherax Quadricarinatus) is also known as the Redclaw Crayfish or the Australian Crayfish.

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How hard are they to keep? 

They are easy and fun to keep, an individual lobster requires a minimum tank size of 25 gallons with plenty of caves and space to inhabit. They are escape artists and will climb out if there is a filter, pipe or ornament they can climb on near the water surface. 

What is its maximum size? 

Up to 12cm 

Where are they from?
Queensland, Australia

What is the ideal number to keep together?
They are territorial towards their own kind so they are best kept in a ratio of 1 male to 4 females to reduce aggressive behaviour. 

What water conditions do they require?

A water temperature of 18 – 26 °C and a pH range of 6.5 – 8 is required.

What should you feed them?

They will happily eat left over food and debris but should also be fed plant matter, worms, brine shrimp, bloodworms and insect larve.

How compatible are they with other fish?
They are a peaceful inhabitant, but should not be kept with slow fish that are smaller than your blue lobster.

 How do you breed them?

In a hatchery they can spawn all year round in the correct conditions. A female will produce 100 – 1,00 eggs per spawn.