I was wondering if there is a way to take a squid mob from the ocean, and somehow transport it inland to my main base. I think it would look really awesome if I had a few squid in a tank just outside my house. Problem is, the house is uphill compared with the ocean, and a good 300 blocks or so away. Anybody have ideas or techniques to get them uphill? Thanks
Squid spawn in water between level 46 and 62 inclusive.
So you could just build a tank, make it really tall, fill it with water, then unbuild it to the right hight once a squid spawns.
Squids now die in a matter of seconds out of water, so I expect the practical answer is "no" without mods. Also, they despawn regularly, so even if you get them into the tank, they won't be there later.