Jelly fish and or eel??

  1. Emilynn55 Member Member

    So recently while walking around my pet store (local fish store) I noticed that they acquired both Jellie fish and a few eels. I was wondering if someone could tell me the up keep and what kind of tank requirements would be needed for their up keep. Thanks so much!


    Emilynn
     
  2. Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    It depends what kind of eels they are, freshwater or marine, jellyfish are marine
     

  3. smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Ive seen weird circular tanks with a slow flow filter for jellyfish here in china but im not sure how reliable they are, I wouldn't buy one. As for eels there are too many different types but most require caves and or hidey holes and are extreme escape artists like snakes.
     

  4. Viriam Karo Well Known Member Member

    I know nothing about jellies except that I think they're not supposed to live in tanks with corners, or with things that they would/could get caught on.
     

  5. lorianne621 Member Member

    I only know what I have read... I can't remember which forums...
    It seems there is someone out there that is selling a small desktop tank with moon jellyfish all for one low price. http://www.jellyfishart.com/

    I guess that the setup actually works though it is not of super high quality and the instructions don't really offer much advice on how to cycle it.
    But the tank does show a typical setup for a species only moon jellyfish tank.
    moon jellyfish, need to live in a specialised tank called a kreisel tank. This type tank manages flow and filtration and suspends the jellies in the middle of the tank and keeps them from touching the walls. I have heard various issues with keeping them in a regular straight wall tank, from them getting stuck in the corners to the fact that they can't handle the flow and get sucked into filters... I have no idea which are facts and which are guesses.

    The second type of jelly fish available for aquarists (that I am aware of) is the upside down jelly fish. Here is a youtube I found of one in a marine tank.

    http://youtu.be/rWBizLRBIC4
    From what I have read and seen on youtube some people keep them in their Reef tanks but you should be aware that although they don't eat fish they can cause severe stings to both your fish and you.
    Here is an interesting thread between some other reefers from another forum... I hope it is okay to post the link here. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f181/upsidedown-jellyfish-124395.html

    So thats about it for my research on jellies... cool creatures... that is for sure!