Atlantic Sea Nettles are closely related to their Pacific Sea Nettle cousins, but the Atlantic variety are much easier to keep – as well as being smaller and white in appearance.
Their white colour means Atlantic Sea Nettles look stunning under the lights of our jellyfish aquariums, almost giving them a “glowing” appearance!
Wild Atlantic Sea Nettles can occasionally develop brown stripes or spots on their bodies, whereas in captivity these jellyfish do not develop any colour at all; instead remaining solid white.
Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish Facts
- Lifespan: Up to 2 Years
- Sting: Yes, minor sting, irritating to sensitive skin.
- Water Temperature: 20-25°C
- Food: Baby Brine Shrimp, Adult Brine Shrimp.
- Maximum Size: 25cm (10 inches)
- Compatible with: None, must only be kept with other Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish.
See Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish In Action
Video courtesy of The Deep Aquarium.
Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish should only be kept in close proximity with other Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellies.
Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish Size Guide
Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellies will grow (and shrink) in size depending on the amount of food they are given. Therefore jellies do not “starve” like other animals, and are therefore highly suitable for aquariums due to their ability to increase and decrease in size.
Our Jellyfish are sold at a young age, therefore offering you the maximum possible lifespan for your fish. There is no need for you to select a size; we send a mixture of young jellyfish sizes when ordering. These are:
- ‘Juvenile’ size (roughly 2.5cm (1 inch) in diameter)
- ‘Small’ size (roughly 8cm (3 inches) in diameter).
Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish Lifespan Guide
On average, An Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish will live for 1 year in captivity, however with immaculate care and water quality, you can expect to see a lifespan of up to 2 years.
Caring for Atlantic Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Atlantic Sea Nettles do have an irritating sting, and therefore care is required when feeding and cleaning your jellyfish tank.