JellyFish Facts

Moving Your Jellyfish

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Moving Your Jellyfish

It has been mentioned time and again throughout these pages just how fragile your jellyfish really are. There is no time that this becomes more obvious or more important than when you need to move them. While your jellies were able to be placed into the tank simply by emptying their shipping bags into the aquarium, moving them in order to clean the tank or to transfer them to a new tank is considerably more difficult.

While some tanks allow you to perform water changes without moving your jellyfish, you will likely need to move them at some point. Whether you need to get them out of a tank with unstable water conditions, transport them due to a move or tank change, or simply move new jellies to a different container, you need to know how to do so safely. Taking the time to understand this can protect you and your pets.

The best way to move your jellies is to simply scoop them out of the tank in a large bucket. This will ensure that the bucket contains the water that the fish are already accustomed to and will work to hold them long enough for transfer or to clean the tank. They can also be placed in a strong shipping bag. These bags can be placed into the bucket much like a trash bag, allowing you to easily scoop the jellies and making it easier to put them back in the tank when you are done.

Scooping jellies with a net or other apparatus can be very dangerous. The netting and other objects can come into contact with and rupture the delicate membrane, which will kill your jellyfish. Using a large bucket or other apparatus that will not come into full or sudden contact with the jelly is always the best option.

It is also important to keep one other fact in mind when scooping or moving your jellies. Despite the fact that they are your pets, a jellyfish will sting you if it feels threatened. Because the jellyfish has only a rudimentary nervous system, it cannot differentiate an owner from a predator and will sting you if given the opportunity. For this reason, you should always wear gloves when handling your jellyfish and should exercise extreme caution if you are allergic to their sting.

Chapter Summary

In conclusion, caring for your jellyfish is actually quite easy, as long as you have done your research. While maintaining proper feeding for your jellyfish can seem intimidating at first, you will quickly become acclimated to the process. Moving your jellyfish may also seem like a daunting task, but as long as you are very patient and are extremely gentle, the process can go smoothly every time. One of the biggest things to remember when it comes to every aspect of caring for jellyfish is that you must always take your time and ensure that you never get impatient with the process. Doing so can have disastrous results for both you and your pets.

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