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   The Norfolk Baby Blue Lobster is a genetically blue crayfish produced in a Virginia hatchery. Like other crayfishes, it is hardy and tolerates a wide range of water conditions. Cold temperatures will not harm it, yet it will adjust to even the higher temperatures of a tropical fish tank. It is easy to maintain and fascinating to watch. 

   The Norfolk Baby Blue Lobster is easy to feed, as it will consume any fresh or decaying plant or animal matter. Any type of sinking fish chow is good for it, and the debris at the bottom of the fish tank is easily eaten. Small snails, earthworms and small pieces of fish or meat can be fed by hand as occasional treats. 

   If kept with fish, care must be taken to protect both the fish and the crayfish. Like other crustaceans, the crayfish sheds its outer skeleton periodically in order to grow. The molting process, during which the animal exits from the old shell before swelling to its new size, leaves the brightly colored crayfish soft and vulnerable for several days. During this time it should have the protection of a hollow tube or rock or other hiding place. Live-bearers, danios, 

tetras, and other mid-water quick fishes are seldom bothered by crayfish, but slow moving bottom fish such as loaches and catfish may be attacked by a hungry crayfish. Long finned angels or fancy goldfish might be endangered if kept in the same tank as the Norfolk Baby Blue Lobster. On the other hand, large or aggressive fish such as cichlids will harass and may even kill the crayfish if no hiding place is provided for it. An african cichlid tank set-up with lots of caves and hiding places is perfect for one of the beautiful lobsters, though. 

   Even if kept in a tank or bowl of its own, the crayfish will need aeration, or at least a means of climbing to the surface for air. A cover should be kept on the tank, as crayfish can climb up air hoses, especially if these are in tank corners, and may leave the aquarium in search of adventure.

   The Norfolk Baby Blue Lobster is quite capable of reaching a body length of up to six inches, and may live for several years.

Blue prawn are shrimp that grow to six inches with blue claws on long arms. They do well in most fresh water aquaria

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