“There is a vast sea full of all kinds of lobsters.”
Blue crayfish is another name of the blue lobster. As we already know, the sea is full of beautiful and different creatures. It is exciting to watch this fascinating and simply gorgeous blue creature. The coloration of this pretty creature is quite bright; that’s why it does not seem natural, but it is. Blue lobster is one of the colorful species which lives in the freshwater aquarium.
Overview of the blue lobster
The electric blue lobster lives in Florida’s waters and known as the native of state Florida sea waters. The alternative names of blue lobsters are blue crayfish, Florida crayfish, and Everglade crayfish. If we talk about the abilities, then blue lobsters can stay any freshwater aquarium.
It is a very active creature that loves exploring the surroundings instead of hiding under the rocks. The blue lobster is famous for keeping the aquarium clean and can comfortably live in the water with 30 gallons. If you force the lobster to live in the aquarium of 20 gallons water, then it can’t survive. If you deal with this sea animal with proper care, it can live up to 5-6 years.
- General name: Blue lobster
- Scientific name: Procambarus Alleni
- Species: Genus Procambarus
- Adult size: 5-6 inch
- Average life span: 5-6 years
If you want to keep the blue lobster in an aquarium with other water species, you should add plenty of hiding spots. Blue lobsters are highly vulnerable when they shed their skeleton, so it is good to fill up tanks with the following things:
- Live plants
- And caves that are important for survival.
Types of blue lobsters
“Sometimes, in the waves of the sea, we see different color lobsters.”
After discussing the basic functionalities of this water creature, it is the time to move towards the types. So, there are the following four types of blue crayfish.
- A clawed
- And deep sea
Out of these four types, only spiny and clawed are famous among ordinary people, and they love to watch these types. Apart from these specific types, there are different colors in the lobsters. Yellow lobster is rare, and you only get the chance to find one yellow lobster among 30 million. If we talk about the white lobster, then the chances of seeing are one in 100 million.
The shades of the blue lobsters vary from bright electric blue to dull blue-white. The eating habits of this species are not specific; they can eat whatever they find in the ocean. The slow-moving practice of these lobsters does not let them harm other types of fish and shrimp. If we talk about food choice, they are fond of carrots, zucchini, and spinach. But if they do not find anything, then they can also eat fish food and algae wafers.
Habitat of blue lobster
The blue lobsters are usually live in the habitats that have wet and dry seasons. Wet season suits for this creature and they hide well into the mud. During the flood season, blue lobster prefers to go into the deep water and survive by eating vegetables and algae. If you want to keep them in a special tank, it is vital to take precautionary measures. We already talked about the tank size, but do not forget to set the temperature between 10-22 Celsius. It is not good to keep the lobster with large sized fish because they see these colorful creatures as a tasty snack.
Diet of blue lobsters
Blue lobsters are not very difficult when it comes to feeding them. In the wild, they can survive by eating algae, plants, rotten vegetation, snails, fish, and decomposed flesh of sea animals. Fish flakes are the best food for baby blue lobsters, while pellets are perfect for adult ones. Water lettuce, water hyacinth, watercress, and romaine lettuce are also good options to feed them.
Can we eat blue lobsters?
“When life gives you a chance, eat a lobster.”
It is one of the main questions that concern humans because they think blue lobsters are rare. According to estimates, 1 in every 2 million lobsters is blue, and they are not as unique as we portray them. According to the search of the University of Cambridge that people catch 200 million lobsters every year. If we eat blue lobsters, then they taste the same as the other seafood. Hence it has proved that it is the only color that makes him different; it is not about taste.