The Orange Spiny Lobster, Enoplometopus sp., also known as
the Debelius Reef Lobster, features elongated defensive claws with a
bright orange body. It is a peaceful species that spends its time hiding
among the live rock caves during the day, and prefers a sandy
substrate. They are nocturnal and may hide out for days right after they
have molted. They will benefit from iodine supplements to aid in the
molting process, and can grow to a maximum of seven inches.
Orange Spiny Lobster is carnivorous, and while it is considered reef
safe, it should be monitored around inverts such as Clams, Snails, Crabs
and Urchins, as the Lobster has been known to include these animals in
their natural diet, while also scavenging for left over food and algae.
They will otherwise be peaceful towards fish and Corals. It is also
important not to house the Orange Spiny Lobster with any other
lobster species as they can become territorial and aggressive.