The Blue Spiny Lobster is a small lobster colored in dark blue with white markings and long white antennae. These lobsters are peaceful towards other aquarium inhabitants and should be provided lots of rockwork to hide within. They are nocturnal creatures that can usually be spotted during the day by the appearance of their long, stark-white antennae peeking out from their hiding spot. They like to burrow a small place underneath a rock or hide underneath a ledge. They should be fed a small meaty portion on a regular basis.Feed bits of fish, shrimp and othe seafoods to prevent predatory behaviors.Lobsters belong to the Class Crustacea and Order Decapoda, which is characterized by two pair of antennae, three body parts, and five pairs of legs. The head of a Lobster is connected to the thorax and covered by a shell called carapace. If a Lobster has antennae they are normally thick and conical and serve the Lobster as extended eyes. Lobsters normally have thick and wide abdomens and tails which allow them to propel their body backwards at lightning speeds. In order for Lobsters to grow they need to shed their exoskeleton, a process called "molting", which allows them to remove their restricting shell and begin a new one. Often times in the home aquarium Lobsters will leave this translucent shell in full view so it can serve as a distraction while the Lobster finds a hiding place as its new shell hardens.
Blue Spiny Lobster