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Squid ?'s

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Hi I'm 14 years old and have kept an octopus (not sure what type because it was a bali shipment, a sepia bandensis and i've caught some squid eggs and hatched them in a bucket with an airstone and let them go after a few feedings of some amphipods. Do you think i'm over my head if i collect some more eggs while scuba diving and keep them in a circular 200 gallon polythylene tank. I'm about 20 minutes from boston so i can collect my own food or order online. the squid i'm looking for reach a maximum size of a foot. Is this a big enough tank.:archi:
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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Could be a bit tough! squid can be hard to keep! they need mega quantities of food and turn cannibal easily! what sort of squid? some of the inshore ones might be OK. One problem you'll have (apart from having to feed them live food every few hours, and amphipods won't do for long) is that you can't have a bubbler in the tank. Bubbles are fatal and you'll need to keep the tank and it's water absolutely clean, which means a filter, a big one.

I don't want to sound too discouraging, but you may be biting of more than you can chew. It's mainly research institutes that keep squid and only a very few of them.

Cheers

Jean
 
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