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Studying animal phylums in class:

1. Is it possible to keep jellyfish alive in an aquarium for an extended period of time?

2. Any special conditions that need to be available?

3. Any one ever seen them sold in a LFS and if so how much were they?

(although questions 3 was actually 2 questions I am counting it as one!)

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yeah a round tank is helpful because if they hit the sides of a normal shaped tank it can kill them..i dont know how snowpunk has them in his sump because usually they need an experienced aquarist to keep them and even so they have a high mortality rate. they also need almost no water flow and any filter intake needs to be covered..you can buy them at liveaquaria.com and other online places but i wouldnt imo

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Heard about the round tank before. That is what they keep them in at the Newport aquarium. I hate to buy something that is just going to die. Maybe I could just scrape an anemone off the rock and let it float around upside down for a minute or two??!!

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Heard about the round tank before. That is what they keep them in at the Newport aquarium. I hate to buy something that is just going to die. Maybe I could just scrape an anemone off the rock and let it float around upside down for a minute or two??!!

 

LOL! :D

 

1. Yes

2. Yes

3. $30

 

LOL!!!!!(clap)(clap)

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James is actually one of the best kreisel tank builders in the country, and has a lot of knowledge about the system requirements to keep them, but to do it long term ca be cost prohibitive. Google kreisel tanks and you should get some ideas of what is in store. There are some people who have done small kreisel diy projects, but I have never read of someone having long term success with jellies in them, for the most part they are constructed for larval grow out when breeding fish or inverts.

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Heard about the round tank before. That is what they keep them in at the Newport aquarium. I hate to buy something that is just going to die. Maybe I could just scrape an anemone off the rock and let it float around upside down for a minute or two??!!

 

Time for a trip to the coast!

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Studying animal phylums in class:

1. Is it possible to keep jellyfish alive in an aquarium for an extended period of time?

2. Any special conditions that need to be available?

3. Any one ever seen them sold in a LFS and if so how much were they?

(although questions 3 was actually 2 questions I am counting it as one!)

1. Oregon Coast Aquarium has been raising Moon Jellies, which reproduce both sexually and asexually. They possibly still have their propagation tanks in operation. If they do, you should be able to see them on the OCAQ behind-the-scenes tour April 18th.

2.Many require a kreisel tank. There are the Upside-down jellies (Cassiopeia) http://webs.lander.edu/rsfox/invertebrates/cassiopeia.html that are occasionally available, inexpensive, and live well given the correct conditions. I would give them at least some 10k fluorescent lighting, as their tissues contain zooxanthellae. The ones I saw in the Florida Keys were in 2 to 3 feet of water.

3.There were some Cassiopeia at Amazing Aquarium when we were in Albany last month. Give Roger a call!

 

At LFS over the years, I have seen them priced anywhere from $3.99 to $19.99.

 

http://www.jelliquarium.com/productdetails.aspx?productID=3164

http://www.centralpets.com/animals/fish/saltwater_inverts/swi1782.html

http://jellieszone.com/captivejellies.htm

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/jellysysfaqs.htm

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