It’s a common question – What do Jellyfish eat?

Most jellyfish love to be fed on live baby brine shrimp or frozen baby brine shrimp. In the wild, brine shrimp will commonly be a jellyfish’s diet.

Jellyfish also accept some types of dried planktonic or substitute dried planktonic foods such as our own Cubic Medusa Jellyfish Food, which is available to buy from our online shop.

With particle size of 100 – 350 microns, Our Cubic Medusa dried planktonic food is suitable for all jellyfish and filter feeding invertebrates. It offers a balanced feeding plan and meets the full nutritional requirements of most breeds.

We’d always recommend to feed live baby brine shrimp alongside dried food, to provide further nutrients, and to keep your jellyfish in peak condition. This is necessary for Amakusa and Purple Stripe Jellyfish especially.

Watch Jellyfish Eating

The red bits floating in the tank are the jellyfish’s dried food (our Cubic Medusa Jellyfish Food) – in the centre of each Moon Jellyfish are four “stomachs” which are slowly filling up with food. See how their stomachs are lighting up red!

How Often to Feed Your Jellyfish

Most jellyfish need to be fed daily, at least once, depending on breed and species.

We supply dried jellyfish food (below), a pack of which will last 2-3 months based on a tank with 6 jellies.