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Crevalle

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Ok, I've been wondering this for a few days now (after watching an interesting show on the San Francisco coastal waters): why are squids never available or kept as pets? Is it because they would ink immediately? They look so gracefull and interesting.
 

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Cause squid suck in tanks, you need a big non transparent cylinder tank to keep one and can jet faster than cuttles can, I think.
 

Burstsovenergy24

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Well ant they probably are. But since SOS has grown them from eggs it probably wouldnt be to hard to catch em. :)

Sepiolids would be alot better since they look like squids but dont need the cylindracal tank.

What Nick and I want
 

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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww its so cute :o great now youve got me liking squid
 

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The huge problem with many squid is that they are immensely difficult to keep alive in captivity and require systems that are well beyond the means of most home aquarists. Loliginid squids, like the market squids and the Sepioteuthis Steve and Kat are raising have been held (At Galveston and of course Auckland!) but the more open ocean species haven't. We tried to keep Nototodarus sloanii alive but with little success (the longest lived for a week) They need specialised tanks (& even as a marine research lab we didn't have them) and mega amounts of food (live and kicking!!!) basically they need to been swimming in a soup of food!....right Steve??

Cheers

J
 


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