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Brown Spiny Lobster
Panulirus marginatus
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-5 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: With Caution
Diet: Meaty Foods
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Acclimation Time: 2 + Hours
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: With Caution
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Brown spiny lobsters are beautiful species that one can add in to one?s aquarium. Brown spiny lobsters have got special shining white stripes over their brown carapace. Brown spiny lobsters make a peculiar sound like that of a locust. Brown spiny lobsters dance by swinging their long charming white antenna. Brown spiny lobsters are reef compatible. Brown spiny lobsters are peaceful inhabitants of the aquarium. Brown spiny lobsters are nocturnal critters. They come out to feed on algae and shrimps. Brown spiny lobsters are perfect scavengers. They have a delicate body. In a span of about 2 years Brown spiny lobsters reach 3 inches. Until they reach the juvenile stage they remain solitary. Like other invertebrates they cannot tolerate high levels of copper and phosphate. This can be detrimental to the crabs. Brown spiny lobsters love living under rocks and ledges. The tank environment must look like the actual habitat of the lobster. The floor of the aquarium has to be filled with ample of gravel and sand. The aquarium can be very well housed with plenty of rocky structure so that the lobster can hide in for shelter. Use a thermometer to regularly monitor the temperature of the tank. If the temperature and humidity go beyond a limit then that will produce blisters in the delicate creature, ultimately resulting in their death. The water should be treated with de-chlorinators and other safe conditioners. Provide a temperature of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit and a pH of 8.1-8.4. Brown spiny lobsters fit into a tank of not less than 20 gallons. It is important to maintain the quality and quantity of water regularly.

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