If you have ever been in need of black dye you should head to the oceans to find squid. Squids are passive mobs in Minecraft that swim aimlessly in three directions. Besides ink sacs they do not have anything useful to the player. They do have an interesting interaction where they will shoot ink out when they are attacked. Squids offer some life to oceans and dyes for the player, but that is about it.
|5 full hearts||Passive||Rivers and Oceans||1-3 Ink Sacs, 1-3 Experience Points|
Squids will spawn in water anywhere from “Y” level 46 to 63 in the Java edition of Minecraft. In Bedrock they will spawn at any “Y” levels, with 2-4 squids spawning in oceans and up to 2 squids in rivers. They do not need any particular light level to spawn and are relatively common passive mobs to find.
Squid were one of the first ocean mobs added to the game. Now oceans spawn with dolphins, tropical fish, and even drowned zombies, but imagine how empty oceans would seem without them.
Squid will swim aimlessly in any direction. They will attempt to flee attacks by releasing a cloud of ink when attacked, but they do not swim particularly fast.
Squid need to be in water to survive. While they are on land they will suffocate if they are left on land too long, and are surprisingly resistant to knockback effects.
A squid cannot swim through lava and even when given a splash potion of fire resistance, they will behave as though they are on land. They do not last long in lava. In the Java edition of Minecraft they can swim against currents and are not pushed by them.
Squid will drop 1-3 ink sacs when killed. If killed with a Looting enchanted weapon they will drop up to 6 ink sacs. They will also drop 1-3 experience points, but baby squids will not drop anything.
You cannot feed a squid any items in Minecraft. Presumably they eat fish, but you cannot observe this behavior in Minecraft.
While you can attach a lead to a squid in Minecraft, there is no way to tame them. If you want to keep a squid for an aquarium or something along that sort you can give them a name tag to prevent them from despawning.
You cannot breed squid in Minecraft. They do not eat anything to enter love mode, and despite baby squids existing in Bedrock edition of Minecraft, there is no way to breed squids.