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What attracts jellyfish?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fish Forum' started by Anonymous, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    When i was in egypt a few years ago it was the jellyfish mating Season, But what makes an attractive place for Jellyfish to stay?, as i nearly got stung by them so many times whilst swimming in the sea, I find them very interesting When im either in a boat or on a jetty, since they cant harm me.

    I have to say that are fantastic fish when looking Up close.
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

    I'm not 100% sure but I believe they move to shallow warm waters.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Ah Sorry about me posting this in the wrong section :)

    They didnt seem to want to go too close to the shallow area, as i mentioned there was a jetty out to where it got very Deep, thats where they all swarmed around
  4. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

    Not sure then. Maybe our saltwater member, gangstafish, will know a bit more about it.
  5. eeyipes

    eeyipes New Member

    Can jellyfish even be kept in an aquarium? They seem so delicate ...
  6. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

    I've seen some in a dedicated tank with special currents etc. I don't think they can be kept in the same tank as other fish because of all their special requirements.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Id want to have a few jelly fish, they are magnificent to look at
  8. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

    Jellyfish stings are not fun though lol
  9. eeyipes

    eeyipes New Member

    he he might make cleaning the tank a bit challenging, huh?
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Just a bit :)
  11. gangstafish

    gangstafish Member

    Yes you can have jellyfish in a tank. Most people get round cyndrical tanks for jellyfish. They seem to get stuck and ripped up in square,rectangle,etc conventional tanks.
  12. gamerout

    gamerout New Member

    From my experience jellyfish appear more frequently when there is a drought. Which leads me to believe saltier water is important for them.
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Jelly fish can be kept in an aquarium..water should have quite a bit of movement for them..and they hurt really really bad when you get stung!
    It is better to keep them in a tank as a species to themselves though..If I can find my photos somewhere and ever figure out how to get them posted I will show you an old tank with 5 jellyfish, they really are beautiful under black lighting..