Is this jelly fish reef safe?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by herkie, 28 Feb 2010.

  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    I was at a local beach today and found a smallish transparent purple jelly fish. It was washed out on the sand and when I looked at it closely I saw it was alive. I brought it home and now have it in a container with a air stone in. When I got home with it I thought it died while travelling. When checking it out a few minutes ago I found it pulsing and alive. It must have taken a beating in the surf and its tentacles or whatever it is called looks a bit damaged. It had some sand stuck to it but it now seems to be shaking the sand off. Does it have a chance of surviving and can one put it in your tank? What do they eat and what are their water condition needs?
     
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    The best would be to google jellies and see if you can find a match and get info on it. Pics speaks a thousand words ;)
    Also, I don't think a normal tank is jelly friendly as they can get sucked into flow pumps and even get stuck in the overflow. Jellies need special aquariums like this one

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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Thanks Tobes, It makes me sad though, I would have loved to keep it.
     
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