Pet grocery store lobster

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Does anybody here know what requirements a lobster from a grocery store would need? Things like tank size, temp, diet, pretty much anything. Would like to one day buy one and give it as nice of a lobster life as possible instead of it getting eaten.
 
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PremiumHalfmoon said:
Does anybody here know what requirements a lobster from a grocery store would need? Things like tank size, temp, diet, pretty much anything. Would like to one day buy one and give it as nice of a lobster life as possible instead of it getting eaten.
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Going by how they keep them in public aquaria and in a lobster nursery (watched a documentary on that).

Extremely clean and oxygen rich water, very cold (between 5 and 15°C). Rocks for caves should be big enough so they can't move them, substrate fine sand. Tank size is often given with over 1000l to maintain water quality.

Lobsters get up to or over 100 years old, most of what you get in the sea food trade are between 20 and 50 years old. Heard it's not easy to keep them long term. Especially grocery store specimens are often already starved and weak. Unless you can get freshly caught specimens basically right off the boat, the chance the animals survive longer than a few months is minimal.
 

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