“Jellyfish are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It’s more useful.” ― Karl Pilkington
Jellyfish in the wild provide food for sea turtles, fish and sea-birds. Jellyfish in captivity, particularly the moon jelly, offer an aesthetically unique (and uniquely challenging!) aquarium experience.
The moon jelly, with a Latin name as lovely as its ethereal form… Aurelia aurita, prefers ocean temperatures ranging between 48 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s hard to believe something so delicate looking makes its living as a carnivore, but moon jellies do prey on the larvae of shrimp, crabs and other forms of plankton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelia_aurita#Feeding Their stinging tentacles are harmless to humans…
…but lethal to their tiny prey.
It doesn’t seem right to sustain such an amazing creature in a tank, even if we think they don’t mind…
He added, “They might die anyway. They’re definitely not for beginners. I only know of one customer who has ever tried keeping them and he’s on his third tank in three years. I’d say anyone who thinks they’re up to the challenge should do their research first.” A good place to start…
by Chad L. Widmer. You can read more about this specie’s aquarium needs at:
http://deepseanow.blogspot.com/2011/01/keeping-moon-jellyfish-in-aquarium.html And pick up some fun facts at: visit: http://www.orma.com/sea-life/jellyfish-facts/
Where you can learn, among other many interesting things: • Marine scientists no longer referred to these animals as jellyfish and instead use the term jelly. • In 1991, over 2000 moon jellies were sent into space on the space shuttle Columbia to study the effects of weightlessness on the development of jellies. • A group of jellies is called a smack, but also a swarm or a bloom.
“When you move like a jellyfish rhythm don’t mean nothing. You go with the flow, you don’t stop. Move like a jellyfish, rhythm means nothing. You go with the flow you don’t stop.” ― Jack Johnson