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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Jellyfish in an Aquarium?

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Does anyone know anything about keeping jellyfish in a home aquarium? I can't find much research on them, but it looks like there are a few species that can be kept in a home aquarium, even in really small tanks.

I think it would be a stunning pet to have! So any information is welcomed.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 05:19 PM
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I know a guy that used to have some. He had Upside Down Jellyfish and Moon Jellyfish, both are marine jellyfish (as are most which are kept in tanks) Moon jellyfish like to be in temps of 55 to 65 degrees, so he kept them in the basement.
I thought it was really neat to have them though.
You have to make sure you keep them in a circular aquarium,they can get stuck in the other kind.

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They make special aquariums to keep jelly fish. I would imagine that they are quiet expensive though..





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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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How can they get stuck in a non-circular aquarium?

I think it would be really neat to have them! I would get a cool light too haha. The ones that I have seen though are actually very very small, and I'm looking for ones a little larger, instead of microscopic basically.

Are they very sensitive to certain things, like filtration, water flow and such? And, could you keep fish with them? I'm guessing not, but might as well ask
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It's possible but they need very specialized systems (your average aquarium won't do and they can't be kept with decorations or other animals) and pristine water conditions (which is tricky because filters/pumps need to be modified in such a way that they can't harm or trap the jelly).

If you really want to try, do a ton of research first. You can start here: http://jellieszone.com/captivejellies.htm and wetwebmedia.com. Beware of dyed jellies (yes, it's done) and species known to fail in captivity.

Honestly, though, I wouldn't recommend them for most people. If I remember correctly, you're fairly new to keeping marine aquariums. I'd make sure to have more experience first. Get all of the reef "basics" down first .




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Hmmm. Just wondering. Maybe sometime in the future
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It's possible but very specialized (expensive)

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