Raising Pet Jellyfish: Jellyfish Species Index

Raising Pet Jellyfish: Jellyfish Species Index
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Moon Jellyfish - Aurelia aurita
Aurelia aurita (also called the moon jelly, moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, or saucer jelly) is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia. All species in the genus are closely related, and it is difficult to identify Aurelia medusae without genetic sampling; most of what follows applies equally to all species of the genus.

The jellyfish is translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter, and can be recognized by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads, easily seen through the top of the bell. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. It is capable of only limited motion, and drifts with the current, even when swimming.
Jellyfish are a type of marine invertebrates. Some types are moon jellyfish, comb jelly, sea nettles, upside down jellyfish. Jellyfish can be found all over the work from the deep seas to the shallows and the coral reef. There are many types of jellyfish. If you are looking for a pet jellyfish, you might want to get a jellyfish tank. The most commonly kept jellyfish is the moon jellyfish. Moon jellies make a great pet jellyfish in a jellyfish aquarium. There are even desktop jellyfish tank available for you to purchase.

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Raising Pet Jellyfish: Jellyfish Species Index
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At present, only public aquariums have had the resources to properly display and breed some species of jellyfish, but I expect in the future dedicated advanced hobbyists will be able to keep some of the smaller, more easily maintained species. Some, such as Aurelia aurelia, breed quite readily in captivity, and sustainable populations could be maintained in aquaculture facilities for the pet trade. But until the costs for the systems necessary to maintain and feed these animals properly comes down, they will limited to individuals and/or institutions with the financial resources and dedication required. For now, admire these animals at your local public aquarium or on video, and do not succumb to the temptation to purchase and keep them in 20-gallon “jelly tanks.” Raising Pet Jellyfish: Jellyfish Species Index
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Another jellyfish species that is sometimes kept in marine aquariums is the Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). It can reach a maximal size of 30 centimetres / 12 inches, and a large aquarium is therefore necessary. If you touch your Moon Jellyfish it can sting you, but the sting is not dangerous as long as you are not allergic or extra sensitive. Just like the Upside Down Jellyfish, Moon Jellyfish feed on micro plankton, but the Moon Jellyfish will also eat larvae in the wild and aquarists that keep Moon Jellyfish will therefore usually feed their pet large amounts of live brine shrimp. Moon Jellyfish is commonly found in temperate waters and you should keep the water temperature between 12 and 18 degrees Celsius / 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit in your aquarium. In many cases this means that you will be required to install a refrigeration unit. If you have a cool room, such as a basement, it can however be possible to successfully house Moon Jellyfish without any refrigeration unitFortunately,enterprising entrepreneurs at JellyfishArt havetaken the necessary steps to design and produce a jellyfishaquarium fishtank specifically engineered to make keeping pet jellyfish nomorecomplicated than your average freshwater aquarium.Watch the Cubic Orbit 20 Jellyfish Tank in action - perfect for homes or in offices, the desktop jellyfish tank provides a perfect environment for a wide range of jellyfish species - this video features Moon Jellyfish and Blue Blubber Jellyfish specifically.

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We also supply a range of other size jellyfish tanks, as well as livestock, food and aquarium accessories.Jellyfishare carnivorous. In nature a moon jellyfish's dietconsists almost entirely of zooplankton. In a jellyfish tank, pet moonjelliescan be fed commercially available frozen or freeze-dried plankton foodproductsor live brine shrimp. Brine shrimp are readily available at any fishspecialtystore that sells saltwater fish. Many aquarists prefer to raise theirown brineshrimp. See for more details onfeeding pet jellyfish.