Squid anyone?

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  1. Octomush

    Octomush Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Or somewhere in between... :wink:
     
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    By the way if u are intrested in buying one of these squid or a couple for cheap I guess... :? PM me or somthin. Thx! But just so u know they dont have much color and they get pretty big. Im guessing maybe a foot or 2 long. But I can get u ones that or 2" or smaller.
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Nick, is this preparation for your squid-selling venture? When will you be ready for business?

    Squid sound so tough to keep, I wonder if anyone would consider them good pets.

    Melissa
     
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    Yes I have been preparing for quite some time now. And I am about to get my liscence. The squid are kinda hard to keep I think... But my dad kept some alive in a bucket for several days without filtration or anything. He just fed them crabs that he found attached to bouys. I think that they would probally just as difficult to keep if not less as an octo. If u have the right stuff. And if u had all the stuff that u needed I think that hey would make fun pets. Steve O'shea says that u need a special set up for them and Im sure hes right. But you could probally keep one for about a year or so when they are still small then let it go.
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I wouldn't just yet Octo, til I was sure I could keep them! + I'm REALLY busy at the moment and couldn't give them the time they deserve!! (Also I can catch my own :D )

    J
     
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    Jean's right. I don't think I could take care of a tank right now, so I don't have a tank at home.

    Octomush, did you have a recent problem with your tank? Did you figure out what happened?

    Melissa
     
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    Oh ok.... Yeah my filter broke. Dont know y dont know how just did. Well if u decide u would like some squid just tell me!
     
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    Any takers?
     
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    Actually i would pay 20 to 30 but i can catch my own too :heee: . Just curious, how do you catch them anyway. They seem t die so fast out of water.
     
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    My dad catches them when they splash up on the deck of his boat or jump up. Or with a dip net. Or when they chew on the bait. And by the way what kind do u catch?
     
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    um...

    We get lot's of squids in Hong Kong too. Big Fins are common when you go squid fishing with special lures. But you get some smaller squid in the summer, not a lot. I mean you could fill a 1 ton crate with the day's catch :shock: well, not exactly 1 ton.....
     

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