Just in case you were wondering how big an electric blue crayfish can get. To give you a better idea: this is not forced perspective, both me and Kaiju are as close to the glass as we can get. (I bought her cooperation with strategically placed algae wafers)
My electric blue lobster. Beautiful shell. I supplement it’s health by providing dropping food pellets designed for invertebrates, as well as putting mineral stone in my filter to raise the dissolved calcium levels.
Every once in a while he gets a treat of a algae disk. He really enjoys that.
Convict cichlid photobombing to the left.
On the left is when I fist got Emi last September, and on the right is her a few days ago after her most recent molt.
If you get a blue crayfish that’s brown, don’t worry! I thought she was mismarked as a blue cray, but she slowly got blue. And now she’s totally blue!
I love her so darn much.
Wait you have a pet lobster that's fabulous is there a photo of the crustacean?
I should probably clarify, my lobster is not technically a true saltwater lobster. She’s actually a species of freshwater crayfish colloquially known as an “electric blue crayfish.”
‘She’ is most likely actually male but I’m not changing it now. Her name is Kaiju and I love her:
I snapped a picture just for you. This is Kaiju, trying to escape from the tank and murder me (she’s quite aggressive) She’s a blue crayfish of the species Cherax Quadricarinatus. She’s about six inches long from tail to claw, with her long antennae she’s over a foot.
You can see more of her at zooophagous.tumblr.com/tagged/crayfish or tagged/kaiju