Slipper Lobster

(Scyllaridae/Thenus sp.)

Scyllaridae Lobsters are typically found in marine environments, especially in warm tropical and subtropical waters. They inhabit a variety of substrates, including rocky reefs, coral reefs, sandy or muddy bottoms, and seagrass beds. Slipper lobsters are often nocturnal and hide in crevices or burrows during the day. They are omnivores feeding on a wide range of organisms, including small fish, mollusks, crustaceans, detritus, and algae. Their feeding behavior often involves scavenging and foraging for food on the ocean floor. It's essential to avoid using copper-based treatments in a tank with invertebrates, as it can harm them. Always follow the recommended guidelines for medication use in marine aquariums.

Scyllaridae Lobsters are also sometimes known as Slipper, Shovel Nose, or Locust Lobster. They are not frequently seen in the aquarium trade. Slipper Lobsters have a wide variety of colors and shades ranging from beige, tan, pink, orange or red. They can grow up to 18".

Water conditions: Salinity 1.023 - 1.025 Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Hardness 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareEasyEasy CareModerateModerate
  • Behavior: BehaviorAgressiveAgressive BehaviorSocialSocial
  • Diet: DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food DietLive FoodLive Food
  • Habitat: HabitatReefReef HabitatSand FlatSand Flat
  • Light: LightMediumMedium