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Purple & Orange Squat Lobster


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  1. Purple & Orange Squat Lobster Purple & Orange Squat Lobster

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    Color: Purple
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Easy
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    11,382
    First Name
    Jim
       

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    This isn't the first squat lobster I've had. I had a red one for about three years. It was a model citizen of the tank and had a ton of character (for a lobster). Sadly, he vanished right before Christmas

    Creepy Photo Squat Lobster

    So I have been on the look out for another the past couple months. @Preuss Pets was able to get a couple in for me today via @AM Aquatics. Thanks Mark ( @Zullner ) for keeping a look out for me! Although I would still like to get another red one. This purple and orange is super cool! I also got a slightly less cool tan colored one.

    Both of the new squats are very small compared to my old red one, so hopefully they grow up a little bit. The red had a body about the size of a quarter, I would say these guys are about half the size of a dime (not counting legs and claws).

    From my internet research, there are 870 known species of Squat Lobsters in the world. Squat Lobsters are decapods crustaceans. They are not lobsters at all but are more closely related to hermit crabs and porcelain crabs.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 03-03-2014 at 09:34 AM.
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    Coral Frenzy - Reefkeeper CR Sponsor
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Shelby Township, MI
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    104
    First Name
    Ken

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    That is too cool! Great coloring for one.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Oct 2009
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    U.P. of Michigan.
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    Jamie
    Awards Photo of the Month - October 2012 Photo of the Month Post and Reply Award - Winner of the first PAR Contest. Monthly Giveaway Winner

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    WOW! Of course I want one! Awesome score Jim!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    BEETLE60 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Dec 2011
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    60
    First Name
    Bruce

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    AWWWESOME !!!!OOHHH why do we not have things like this little guy available in Australia ,I wanna move to th U.S !!!

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