Like many pets and animals, jellyfish have to be fed. Unlike most animals however, feeding your jellyfish is both fulfilling and entertaining, and also keeps your little friend in the tank fed and happy.
Tank jellyfish should be fed frozen food specifically formulated for pet jellyfish. It is made from high-grade plankton rich in Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (HUFAs), which are essential for your jellyfish’s development, growth, and nutrition. Frozen food for jellyfish can be obtained from specialized jellyfish vendors and traders.
It is commonly agreed on that the highlight of a jellyfish owner is feeding time of their pet jellyfish. Given the glowing and transparent quality of the jellyfish, watching it feed is a fascinating activity that has a soothing quality on the senses. Jellyfish should be fed once a day. However, to encourage activity to your jellyfish and to get more pleasure out of feeding it, you may halve the dosage and feed it twice a day. Jellyfish can live for a week without food however, so you don’t need to worry if you find yourself away from home longer than expected.
Three small-sized jellyfish should be fed a pea-sized chunk of food daily, and six larger jellyfish should be given a raspberry-sized chunk of food daily. However, if you notice that your jellyfish shrinking in size, feed your jellyfish less food but with increased frequency, the recommended dosage is once in the morning and once in the evening. If the water is cloudy after feeding, it probably means you are feeding your jellies a bit too much.
To feed your jellyfish, first dissolve a small chunk of frozen food in a dish of tank water. Mix up the mixture to break up the bigger chunks and squirt it directly into the underside of each jellyfish. If you see them trapping the food in their tentacles, you’re doing it right!
You may then pull up a chair and watch your jellies digest their food. Over the course of the next half-hour, you will find that the food has been moved to their stomachs located at the center of their bell, within the hour the food will fill its radial canals and move towards the edges of the bell. With careful rearing you can watch your jellyfish grow in size and liveliness, a sure sign that you’re caring for your jellies the right way.