Re: NANFA-- re:Hawaiian bobtail squid
Wed, 25 Feb 2004 11:48:29 EST

In a message dated 2/25/04 11:28:09 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I have only seen photos. So far in all my life looking into the ocean in
> Hawaii, I have never seen them in real life. I have seen real "squid"
> diving duringthe day. hard to catch and Ithink my clowfish ate them. OK
> was a small squid. Ithink the behavior of thebobtail squid is
> different from other squids. Also it is primarily nocturnal and secretive.
> I am not too sure how good a tank inhabitant it would make. i don't think
> they would be as bad as octopus with escaping......
I don't want them as display animals but as refugium inhabitants, Their
constant breeding schedule is what i want to take advantage of. Hundreds of them
would be in the refugium but only an occasional individual would be in the main
tank to be eaten by one of the fish in the main tank. also in a small aquarium
they could be the center of attention. From what i understand they occur in
shallow water after dark and use their light organ to hide from the moonlight

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