Re: NANFA-- Hawaiian bobtail squid
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:21:54 EST

In a message dated 2/25/04 7:47:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> Squid are rather difficult to keep in captivity. Nothing like cuttlefish,
> they are very nervous and hard to settle down.

These "Bobtail squid" are really more like cuttlefish. They have been bred in
captivity. They are a member of a group that is somewhere in-between squid
and cuttlefish. They are tiny little things usually less than 3". they only live
to be about 3 months old. They would be good as a colony in a refugium. One
of the other odd things about them is that they glow in the dark due to a pouch
of bacteria they carry around for camouflage.

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,