What's stopping me from getting a 6gal Betta tank and putting a Jelly in there

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do they make good pets? I find them calming to look at, so I figured a Floating Bell or Sea Nettle would be a nice investment

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you get the chance I highly recommend the Monterey Bay Aquarium's jellyfish exhibit and doing the behind the scenes tour, it's really fascinating how they make it work given the parameters jellies need in order to live

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      noted, thanks for the suggestion

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is literally a hundred times easier to grab a cheap ten gallon kit, a bottle of live bacteria, and three guppies. Shit half the time you don't even have to feed the guppies about once a week because they'll chomp down on any algae in the tank.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm sure it is, but regular boring fish don't have a fraction of the elegance of any jellyfish

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought jellyfish lived forever. Is that just a certain kind?
    Can you buy the earlier part of a jellyfish life cycle where it looks like a plant and then all the discs break off and become jellyfish? Someone must be breeding these things in captivity, or are you telling me they really go Jellyfishing with a net??

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some jellies have a polyp stage which is theoretically ageless, but that’s not the same as immortality and you’re interested in the Medusa stage, not the polyp stage.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I want polyps in a tank, who will sell me?

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jellyfish like round shaped tanks with no corners to get stuck in. A gentle flow is good as well

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're 97% water, give 'em another 3% make 'em water.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was wondering about keeping jellies as well. Just recently went to the beach and caught a stinging nettle that was magnificent. I saw one company that sells their in house built jelly tanks, which are literally just the Fluval Flex 15. The only upgrade appears to be the light. I know about others saying they need rounder tanks, but I find it interesting they recommend this tank. They only live about 14 months or so, and the biggest drawback would be feeding them unless you already farm brine shrimp.

    https://jellyfishwarehouse.com/collections/jellyfish-aquariums/products/omni-9-gallon-jellyfish-aquarium

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is epic. But what would I rather have; a 15 gallon nano reef, or a 15 gallon jelly tank?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's been the dilemma for me currently! I got a flex with only snails sitting around, so I've been tempted to set up a jellyfish tank. Then the little gremlin in my brain starts telling me I could set up a nano reef for pretty much the same effort/cost and it will last longer than a year if I don't frick up

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          That is a very pretty tank. You should just buy another flex. I saw one on Faceberg market place for just 100 bucks and I'm tempted to get it and do a jelly tank.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks man, it had a fish in it, but after he passed I couldn't get myself to take it down, but I really don't want to add more livestock and increase the maintenance. I had a dwarf crayfish once that I loved dearly so might look into another one. Also just saw a new flex on israeliteBook for $50....and another lady selling fully established terrariums for $100 each. I've been wanting a frog set up for a while now.......man I just wanted to talk about jellyfish and now I'm foaming at the mouth thinking on a jelly tank, mini reef tank and a fricking terraium....

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      you think I could get away with an even smaller tank? I was thinkin like 6gal, bcs like how much space could they possibly need (lol)

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I mean I'm sure you could in some fashion, but it wouldn't be without challenges. You'd need something to keep them out if your pump and filter, in addition to being able to maintain pretty good circulation. I'd just see a smaller tank being a jelly pinball game with the flow needed

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    they are living ornaments. also like other anons said you need a special tank or they’ll just die, also you need a way to clean said tank without killing them either.

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are companies that make jellyfish tank kits. They're not cheap. They do not make good pets as they have literally no brain, are not interactive at all, aren't exactly the easiest thing to keep, don't live very long, and are definitely not cheap.

    Getting a normal tank generally does not work well with them because rectangular aquariums will invariably have dead spots which is a huge no-no for them, and you can't simply have massive water movement to overcome dead spots because that isn't great for them either.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I figured them having no brain and being fed brine shrimp twice a day would rank em among the easier pets to keep, only challenge being water quality. How hard could it be?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I figured them having no brain and being fed brine shrimp twice a day would rank em among the easier pets to keep, only challenge being water quality. How hard could it be?

      Don't they need to be in a spherical tank with a constant slow moving current to keep them from hitting the side and injuring themselves?
      That's what the zoo people said, on that zoo show on Animal Planet.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah I read about the current thing and the spherical tank bit just makes sense, but from my BRIEF research it seemed you could get away with like a cylindrical tank

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they have literally no brain, are not interactive at all
      This does not dictate what is and is not a good pet
      >aren't exactly the easiest thing to keep, don't live very long, and are definitely not cheap.
      They are no harder are more expensive than most reef fish

      [...]
      Don't they need to be in a spherical tank with a constant slow moving current to keep them from hitting the side and injuring themselves?
      That's what the zoo people said, on that zoo show on Animal Planet.

      It’s more about them not getting stuck in a corner. Kreisel tanks are not too hard to build

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >are more expensive
        Or more expensive*

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