striped pyjama squid

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  1. dingo

    dingo Cuttlefish Registered

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    we got this little fellow same time we got our occie but hes gone now he is called a stripped pyjama squid as you can tell by his stripy pjs he has on
     

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    more

    hers some more
     

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    Where did you collect him, or who did you get him from?
     
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    we caught him the same place we got our occie in leeman western australia
     
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    Absolutely beautiful !!! Mucho jealousy from us here in the desert!!!
    greg
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I've seen photos of this squid in books, but I never thought a TONMO member would show up with the pajama squid in his tank!

    What's he like - looks like the quiet type. :smile:

    Nancy
     
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    Gorgeous lil creature there! I really wish i could get one. How big was he?
     
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    pj squid

    he was about as big as a large peach and was very quiet spent most of his time under the sand but i thought you guys would like to see what we can get over here just of the beach
     
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    Beautiful little guy- one of my favorites as you can probably tell from my avatar.
    Big as a peach you say! I always thought they were like the cuttles from Vancouver Island- just a couple inches long.
    Very exciting
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    cool!

    How long did you have it for? did it die or get let go again? Did it eat in captivity?

    did i say cool?

    PS start looking for their eggs! They'd ship well to Scotland :)
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    hey, you can now rate threads :)

    I gave this one a five *****
     
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    Unfortunately he died, collected him along the beach and died before i could get the other tank up and running properly, but was eating and hunting well. I believe they are quite common in the area we were, I just happened upon him while scouring the rocks on the reef. He was in very shallow water, and i think that is their preferred territory rather than under 2 feet of water, so I probably wouldnt take another one home, as beautiful as they are.
     
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    wow i am certainly jealous - we get them around south east queensland as well but i havent got a diving licence - i believe they have been kept successfully in captivity so maybe a set up dedicated tank would be a good investment if you want!

    did dr oshae keep them? i cant remember who it was!
     

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