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Lobster? #1
I've recently aquired a "Blue Lobster" from my local petshop. It's thriving in my coldwater fishtank, and has moulted twice. However, I would like more info on what it actually is, and it's life style, for want of a better word. I imagine it's actually a Crayfish rather then a Lobster. The shop has it identified as Charax quadrifasciatus, though having Googled it, I don't believe such a creature exists!! Closest I can find is Cherax quadricarinatus. Any further info would be appreciated.
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Re: Lobster? #2
gotta pic? We like pics!
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Re: Lobster? #3
No pic at the moment- not the easiest of subjects to photograph, but I'll work on it!!
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Re: Lobster? #4
Did the shop identify it themselves? Most likely they stuck the label on with the name that the exporter told them - these are quite often incorrect or just mispelt. The name you have found is very likely the one they meant, it seems too close to me. Did the name you found match it?
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Re: Lobster? #5
I think this may be what you are looking for PFK link
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Re: Lobster? #6
The name I found had no picture, and only a few details- seems to be an Australian species, but very little info other than that. Anyhow, I took a couple of pics- not great, but here goes!

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Re: Lobster? #7
and another

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Re: Lobster? #8
Does it not look like the one in the link above?
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Re: Lobster? #10
Ooops, yep, that's the one!! Must say, the article paints a rather different picture to that from the pet-shop!! Don't suppose that should be a surprise, really! Currently, it's cohabiting peacfully with the rest of the tank's occupants, but they're all currently bigger than he is! Looks like I will have to separate them soon, as it's growing remarkably fast!