Jellyfish are as easy to care for as regular aquarium fish. The instruction manual will guide you in properly cycling the aquarium. The cycle process is the time where beneficial bacteria colonize the aquarium creating a stable ecosystem. Once the jellyfish are added they require daily feeding and a weekly 50% water change. It's okay to skip feeding for a weekend, but be sure to resume regular feeding schedule afterwards. Jellyfish require a special tank such as our Jelly Cylinders designed specifically for jellyfish. In a regular fish tank, they would quickly perish due to improper flow and heavy suction points where they get sucked into the filtration intakes.
Clean, pure saltwater is the most important component needed for
maintaining healthy jellyfish. When mixing salt water DO NOT USE TAP
WATER, natural ocean water or water with added vitamins / minerals. This
will immediately void any Arrive Alive Claims!
Jellyfish do well in salinity between
30 – 33 ppt / 1.023 – 1.025 SG and a
temperature of 60-78F with ideal
temperatures between 65-74F.
What is salinity?
• Salinity is a measure of the amount of dissolved salts (ions) in the
water. Salinity is a very important water parameter to monitor. The
traditional way to express salinity is in parts per thousand (ppt) or
specific gravity (SG). The Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) we breed
in our aquaculture facility thrive at a salinity of 30 ppt (parts per
thousand). Normal seawater is about 35 ppt, while freshwater is near 0
How do I measure salinity?
• There are many tools you can use to measure salinity, such as a
hydrometer, refractometer, or digital refractometer. A hydrometer is
included with your Jellyfish Art aquarium kit. It measures salinity in
both parts per thousand (ppt) and Specific Gravity (SG).
• IMPORTANT: Always tap off any internal bubbles after filling your
hydrometer with salt water. Bubbles on the reading arm can give an
inaccurate salinity reading. It is a good idea to periodically test your
hydrometer with fresh water. It should read 0. It is also best to rinse
with fresh water before and after use to remove any salt buildup. Line
up the reading arm with the numbers on the outside of the hydrometer -
this is your salinity.
What type of fresh water do I use to make the salt water?
• Use Reverse-Osmosis (RO) or Distilled water without added vitamins
Where can I purchase my Reverse Osmosis or Distilled water?
• Grocery stores
• Superstores such as Wal-Mart and Pharmacies
• If you are unsure about your source of water, contact us! We are happy
• Read the label! Most labels will tell you how the water is filtered.
Why is salinity important?
• Because jellyfish are made up of 95% water, saltwater in their
environment should stay constant. Water is constantly moving through
the thin cell membranes of jellyfish because of a process called
osmosis. Therefore, it is important to stay within the salinity range to
• Exposure to any type of extreme change in salinity rapidly will shock
your jellyfish and potentially cause harm. To avoid shock during water
changes, the new saltwater should be the same salinity as the current
How do I mix my saltwater correctly?
• Use a clean, “aquarium-use” only 1-gallon water jug or 5-gallon bucket
as your mixing container to avoid introducing contaminants into your
• Fill the container with the proper amount of Reverse Osmosis (RO)/
• Begin stirring the water before ading salt then sl;owly add the salt while continuing to stir. (Salt can get hot do not touch)
• Allow time for the new saltwater to come to room temperature so as
to match the temperature of the tank water. It is best to let this sit
overnight in the same room as the aquarium and mixed periodically.
• Measure the salinity of the water with your hydrometer and adjust if
it is out of range. Be sure to flick or tap the hydrometer to remove any
bubbles from the reader arm as bubbles can give an inaccurate reading.
If you are having constant problems with salinity, consider investing in
a refractometer a digital salinity checker which are instruments used to measure salinity and
tends to be more accurate than a hydrometer.
• It is never a bad idea to have extra mixed saltwater on hand. Once
mixed, it can be stored as long as needed in a 5 gallon bucket with a lid.
After arriving at your doorstep, jellyfish must be gradually introduced to their new home since water conditions in shipping bag (such as salinity, temperature and pH) may be different from those inside of your aquarium.
Rushing the acclimation process will shock your jellyfish and potentially cause harm.
• PRO TIP: On arrival, it is best to open your box and remove the bagcontaining the jellyfish. Place this bag next to the aquarium and allow it to sit for 1-2 hours. This will allow the water in the bag to very slowly adjust to room temperature before proceeding! After this time has passed then you may continue with the following acclimation steps.
• Rinse your hands thoroughly with fresh water each time you come into contact with your aquarium. DO NOT use soap. Any chemical that maybe on your hands can be easily transferred into your aquarium. Hand sanitizers, soaps, and lotions can be detrimental to your jellyfish even in very small amounts.
• Designate a cup or container to be used solely for aquarium maintenance. This means that every single time that you remove water or remove the jellyfish; it should be done with this container. A cup or container that is not designated as “aquarium-use” only could be contaminated in such a way that it could harm jellyfish, such as soap residue from washing.
• After receiving your package of Moon jellyfish, open it and verify the contents of the package. Note the condition of the ice packs and the package appearance over-all.
• We ask that you take and save a picture of your jellyfish SEALED in the bag in which they arrived. Picture quality does help us in the event that you may need to use our jellyfish 10-day Arrive Alive Guarantee. See PAGE 18 of our instruction manual for further information on our Arrive Alive Claim process.
Even if your jellyfish appear in rough shape or lifeless, proceed with acclimation as instructed. Jellyfish have an amazing ability to recover and regenerate in the correct conditions.
• If it appears that your ice packs have ruptured during transit, please rinse the outside of the bags thoroughly with fresh water before proceeding.
• It is important to think ahead for any potential spills that may happen. It is a good idea to have a hand towel or paper towels nearby. A large, clean bowl can be used to work over in the steps of getting the jellyfish out of the shipping bag to avoid any kind of spillage.
1. Jellyfish arrive in an insulated shipping container. Ensure that the caretaker is available to receive the jellyfish shipment. Tracking information for shipments are sent via email to the purchaser. Acclimate jellyfish as soon as possible within 6 hours. Take a picture of the jellyfish within the bag upon arrival. Remove jellyfish bags from the insulated packaging. Allow the jellyfish bag to adjust to the room temperature in which the aquarium is housed before proceeding with acclimation. Do not tear the outermost plastic bag; this was included in your shipment to be used as the acclimation bag.
2. Place the smaller bags with the jellyfish inside into the larger acclimation bag. With caution, create a hole at the top of the bags large enough for the jellies to be removed safely. Once the bag has a hole of a sufficient size, lightly turn the smaller bags upside-down to release the jellyfish into the larger acclimation bag. Once the jellyfish are inside of the larger acclimation bag, the acclimation process can begin.
3. Discard approximately half of the water the jellyfish had been shipped in. Be careful not to pour out any jellyfish! Ensure that you have added a dose of JellyBio Starter to your aquarium and that it has been running with saltwater for at least 4-6 weeks before acclimating your jellyfish. Use the feeding pipette to remove and visible air bubbles that may be stuck to the walls of the tank. Use your hydrometer to verify your salinity is within ranges.
4. It is Important to remove enough water from your Jelly Cylinder 5 so that it does not overflow when placing the acclimation bag full of jellyfish at the top of the aquarium. Roll down the edges of the acclimation bag to help keep it oriented. At this point you can float the jellyfish bag within the tank. DO NOT release the jellyfish immediately. Jellyfish must slowly acclimate to their new aquarium’s water conditions.
5. Add 1/4 of a cup of system water into the acclimation bag. Be careful that air bubbles don’t get trapped within or underneath jellyfish when pouring. Air bubbles that get stuck under a jellyfish can result in a hole developing in their tissue.
Pouring water down the side of the acclimation bag close to the water level will help reduce bubbles that could be introduced during the acclimation process.
6. Repeat this process of adding a small amount of system water into the acclimation bag every 10 minutes for at least one hour if not longer. This will allow the jellyfish to slowly adjust to their new aquarium’s water chemistry. Rushing the acclimation process will shock your jellyfish and potentially cause harm.
7. Submerge the acclimation bag in the aquarium and allow jellyfish to swim out. Any water removed during step 4 can be added back into the aquarium so that the water level is in-between the minimum and maximum marking on the vertical slit towards the top of the aquarium.
8. The jellyfish may swim and pulse slowly or not at all for the first 24-72 hours while acclimating to their new home. They may also float or sink depending on any potential salinity differences. This is normal. At this point, ensure that there is a steady stream of bubbles emitting from the airline tube in your aquarium.
9. The jellyfish can be fed 24 hours after acclimation. Please refer to the feeding section on PAGE 28 for more information. There should never be excessive amounts of food at the bottom of the aquarium. It is very important to not overfeed and keep the aquarium clean and free of uneaten food/debris to promote good water chemistry.
11. Be sure to follow the recommended continued maintenance guidelines in the instruction manual.
**During the first two weeks after acclimation of your jellyfish, we recommend that you feed your jellyfish lightly and utilize the Target/Spot Feeding method. We suggest checking the ammonia levels daily for 2 weeks to ensure that ammonia stays at 0ppm - 0.25ppm.
Jellyfish Art provides a high quality Dry Jellyfish Food specifically formulated for jellyfish made from plankton high in HUFAs (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids), which are essential for proper nutrition. Our dry food is used in our state certified aquaculturte facility and offer developing and growing jellies with the proper nutrition. We strongly suggest only feeding jellyfish with our recommended food and/ or in combination with our artemia hatcher. Other fish foods that claim to be suitable for jellyfish are often low quality. Follow the feeding guide to properly feed your jellyfish with special care not to overfeed which can cause water quality issues.
(Scoop included inside the food bag! Food should be kept in your refrigerator.)
For 3-4 jellyfish feed 1/4 scoop of dry Jelly Food in total once per day. Typical feeding amount will reach about 1/2 scoop once daily. (Make sure to monitor ammonia levels daily whenever there is an increase in food.)
During feeding you may mix the dry food in a small container with a small amount of aquarium water, this solution can be dispersed into the aquarium. Leftover food should be removed daily using your feeding pipette or our mini siphon to maintain good and clean water quality.
* To prevent spoiling the water, leftover food that collects on the aquarium floor should be removed daily using the feeding pipette.
Changing out the saltwater in your aquarium on a weekly basis
will improve the quality of your aquarium’s water and in turn, promote
the health of your jellyfish.
How are water changes done?
• When performing maintenance on your jellyfish aquarium, we
recommend removing the jellyfish and placing them in a clean,
“aquarium-use” only cup or bowl. This is to avoid injury while cleaning
and performing a water change.
• Remove some system water to avoid displacing water and spilling when
you reach into your aquarium. Be sure to clean any algae off the walls
on a regular basis. Utilize your cleaning brush for this task. The easiest
way to remove water and waste from the bottom of your aquarium is to
use a siphon hose to remove the particles while draining the saltwater
to be replaced during a water change. Removing waste can also be
done manually with the feeding pipette. If you do not have a siphon,
cupping water out manually also works well.
How often do you do water changes and how much water do you
• Recommended amount of water to be changed weekly: 50%. Try not
to change more than 50% water volume at one time as to maintain the
equilibrium in the tank. Frequency and percentages can vary depending
on quantity of food added to the aquarium, and stocking levels.
• Removing the jellyfish from the aquarium is best and you can use plastic solo cups to gently scoop them out.
• After removing the jellyfish wipe down the inside of the aquarium using you acrylic safe cleaning sponge. you can use a siphon or mini siphon to vacuume out debris that collect on the bottom.
• 50% of the tank water should be remove and discarded.
• Refile the aquarium with the new saltwater (always make sure the new saltwater is the same temperature as the aquarium.
• Wipe down any bubbles that may have stuck on the aquarium walls.
• Gently add the jellyfish back to the aquarium.
• You can use freshwater and paper towels to wipe down the exterior of the aquarium.
An air bubble is stuck inside jellyfish Usually the bubble will release as the jellyfish swims around. However, if an air bubble is lodged in a jellyfish you can manually get it out. Gently grasp the jellyfish and hold it upside down. Use the feeding pipette to lightly blow jets of water around the underside of the jellyfish to massage the air bubble out.
The jellyfish are swimming slowly Sometimes jellyfish will swim slowly after feeding or during acclimation. Otherwise, slow swimming is the early warning sign of poor water quality. Do a water change and remove any excess debris found in substrate. Also, make sure temperature is 60 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit and salinity is 28 - 32 ppt. If temperature is out of range, adjust it by changing the room temperature. If salinity is out of range, add fresh or salt water as necessary. Never add salt directly to a tank with jellyfish in it.
The jellyfish are shrinking This is a sign of poor water quality. Feed the jellyfish the same daily food dosage, but split it in half into morning and evening feedings. Do a 50% water change. Also clean up any debris in the tank using an algae cleaner magnet, feeding pipette or vacuum hose. Make sure food sticks to the jellyfish during feeding. PRO TIP: Adding volume to your water changes will help to improve the health of the jellyfish. Adjust your 1 gallon water change each week to 1.5 gallons to reduce waste in the tank and keep your jellyfish extra healthy. It is very important that the substrate is completely free of food waste. Debris will accumulate if jellyfish are fed too much and can negatively effect water quality.The water is cloudy This is caused by a bacteria bloom from too much food in the tank. Decrease the feeding dosage and make sure your tank is as clean as possible. Do a 25% water change to dilute the cloudiness.
A jellyfish is getting stuck to the tank wall This means the jellyfish has taken on the shape of a suction cup. Gently use your hands or the feeding pipette to get the jellyfish loose from the wall so it starts swimming again. The jellyfish should grow out of its suction cup shape shortly, but you may have to free it from the wall several times over the course of a few days. A 25% water change will help your jellyfish recover. In order to not have the jellyfish get stuck again, clean the walls of the tank. (Even though it may not seem dirty, algae growth on the walls contributes to jellyfish "Suction cupping".
A jellyfish keeps swimming down to the bottom Check water level of the tank and salinity. If the water level is not 1/4' above the top of the bubble channel plate, the jellyfish will constantly swim and eventually rest on the bottom of the tank. Also check your salinity. If the salinity within the tissue of the jellyfish is higher, it makes them denser so they sink to the bottom. Check your salinity and adjust it until it is between 28 - 32 ppt. It can take several hours for the jellyfish to correct themselves so they swim normally. If you just added your jellyfish to the tank within the past several hours, give it at least 24 hours to acclimate.
A jellyfish has a hole or tear in its bell This jellyfish is loosing tissue due to poor water quality or shipping damage. If you received your jellyfish and it is damaged, with normal feedings and care the jellyfish will recover within a week. If the jellyfish develops a hole or tear in the bell while in your tank conduct a 50% water change and remove any build up of debris in the tank. Also, feed jellyfish the same daily food dosage, but split it in half into morning and evening feedings. Feeding jellyfish less food but more frequently reduces waste and increases the amount of food jellyfish can consume.
There is foam on the water's surface This is normal and will disappear over time. Foam is created by charged organic molecules sticking to the water surface and creating bubbles. If the foam begins to build up you can scoop it out of the tank.
A jellyfish retracted its oral arms This is a normal response after feeding. It helps the jellyfish bring food to its mouth.
A jellyfish turned inside out This is due to poor water quality, often caused by a build-up of jellyfish waste or uneaten food if jellyfish are fed too much. Do a 50% water change as soon as possible. Also, vacuum any uneaten food and waste at the bottom of the tank using the feeding pipette or vacuum hose to prevent water quality from declining. You can also manually flip the jellyfish around.
Algae is growing inside the tank Algae does not harm jellyfish but can look unsightly. Use your hand, a paper towel or the algae cleaner magnet to wipe algae from the tank side. If the algae is growing out of control, keep it away from sunlight. PRO TIP: You can use an acrylic aquarium brush to remove algae from the inside of the bubble channel.The salinity is rising Salinity rises through evaporation. To prevent the tank from moving outside the desired salinity level, keep an eye on how much water is being lost. You should always maintain a water level that is even with the middle of the top bubble channel opening. This may mean adding more fresh water during the week.
The air pump stopped working Sometimes the air filter on the bottom of the pump gets clogged. You can take this out and clean it, replace it with fresh cotton, or leave it off the pump completely. The pump will function fine without it. If you have purchased a tank within one year, this pump is still under warranty. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new pump.
The easiest way top hatch live baby brine shrimp is by using our Artermia Hatcher available on our website HERE.
The Artemia Hatcher is very easy to use, follow these steps to have some freshly hatched brine shrimp for your jellyfish.
1. Fill with saltwater up to the “water level” mark. This is the ring that is located on the inside edge of the dish. Ensure that the water level is above the black walls, and below the top of the white rings.
2. Set the white divider disk into the middle and insert the sieve into the center opening.
3. Set the hatcher where ever you will leave it before adding the eggs. Essentially you do not want to move the hatcher after you have added eggs since that will cause the shells to mix and end up in the center where they should not be.
4. Sprinkle 1-3 spoonfuls evenly around the outer circle and close the lid. Keep the lid in the “closed” position to avoid unwanted light
At normal room temperature, the brine shrimp will hatch after 24-48 hours, warmer temperatures will yield a better brine shrimp hatch rate. The brine shrimp will be attracted to light in the middle of the dish towards the sieve (screen scoop) and are easily taken out.
Feeding live baby brine shrimp:
1. Use the sieve in the center of the hatcher to strain the live bring shrimp from the water.
(Never add the hatch water to the aquarium since this will be dirty and high in unwanted ammonia. You may rinse freshly hatched brine under some distilled, reverse osmosis or fresh salt water to ensure that your brine are clean when adding to the tank.)
2. Since the amount of hatched shrimp in the sieve will vary day by day, we recommend using the smaller food scoop to pick up the bright orange strained shrimp. This will give you a visual and actual measurement of how much shrimp you are feeding. The goal is to feed enough shrimp that the jellyfish can grab in about 15-20 minutes.
3. The live brine shrimp will hatch for a period of about 4-5 days, after this you should rinse the whole dish with fresh tap water and then restart the process.
** TIP: Since live brine shrimp is lacking in Omega fatty acids and HUFAs we recommend feeding our dry Jelly food. The Jelly Food is much more nutritional complex and has the missing fatty acids. You can feed the dry Jelly food on the days where the hatcher is being re-started. This will give the jellyfish the missing nutritional value for optimal health.
You can make your own salt water for your jellyfish aquarium by mixing water and Jelly Salt. Do not use regular table salt. You can also buy pre-mixed salt water from your local aquarium shop, usually for about $1/gallon. Bring your own jugs or buy them at the store.
DO NOT USE TAP WATER to mix salt water. Even if you have high quality tap water that is safe to drink, it can contain contaminants that are harmful to jellyfish. You can buy reverse-osmosis water or deionized water from your local grocery, aquarium store, Walmart or Home Depot. Look at the label on the water container to confirm it is what you need.
When mixing your own salt water, follow dosing instructions on the salt container. Remember, the Desktop Jellyfish Tank holds about 5 gallons. Allow the salt to completely mix and dissolve for 24 hours. Mix the salt and water in a separate container if there are already jellyfish in your tank. Use your hydrometer to measure salinity. Add more salt or fresh water as needed to bring the salinity between 28 and 32ppt. Once salinity is correct, run your pump at least 24 hours before adding jellyfish. This will allow the pH to stabilize and the water to oxygenate.
The ideal temperature range for moon jellyfish is 66 – 72°F. Their full temperature range
can be 64 and 74°F.
Most important to note regarding temperature is to avoid
temperature fluctuation either sudden changes or fluctuations throughout the day, stable temperature is key!
If the temperature of the water is fluctuating up and down you can use one of our aquarium heaters to keep it stable. The heater is not so much keep the water warmer (since jellyfish prefer cooler water) but the heater will help keep the temperature stable at the higher end of its fluctuation.
If you decide you want to go the heater route keep in mind that you will need to purchase two heaters. One for use in the aquarium and a second one for use in your new water bucket. This is important to keep the water change water the same temperature as the aquarium. Preforming a water change with water that is a different temperature than the aquarium can injure the animals. The heaters can be found here:
The most important part when it comes to temperature is stability! Avoid temperature that fluctuates throughout the day that will unnecessarily stress the jellyfish and can cause inversion or other stress related issues.
If you are experiencing problems with your jellyfish shrinking or if you are concerned with the quality of the water in your jellyfish tank, we recommend using an aquarium test kit to measure key water quality parameters like pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate.
Your levels should read as follows:
Ammonia: under 0.5ppm
Nitrite: under 1 ppm (parts per million)
Nitrate: under 40 ppm
pH: 7.8 – 8.2
It is okay to have pH outside of the above given range as long as it doesn't change faster than 0.1 every few days.
These levels can be achieved by keeping your tank clean and well-maintained.
Follow these steps to start a siphon using the vacuum hose:
1. Get a receptacle to collect the draining water, such as a bucket.
2. Stick one end of the Hose in the tank.
3. Keep the other end of the Hose below the water level.
4. Use your mouth to suck on the lower end of the Hose like a straw.
5. Water will quickly start flowing through the Hose. Aim the Hose into the bucket.
6. Keep an eye on the end of the Hose in the Tank. Keep it away from the Jellyfish to avoid having them get too close.
7. You can move the end of the Hose around the bottom of the Tank to remove debris.
You should check the salinity of your jellyfish tank whenever you do a water change, which should be once a week.
Approximate completion time: 1 minute.
How to measure salinity with a hydrometer:
1. Fill the hydrometer with water from your tank.
2. Knock air bubbles from needle to verify salinity is between 30 and 34 ppt. Add fresh water or salt water as needed.
Note: Only use fresh water that has been distilled or has undergone reverse osmosis (as indicated on label).
If your order contains live jellyfish you must choose one of our Overnight shipping services as your shipping option. Once your Jellyfish Aquarium is set up, you can order your live jellyfish from our website to be shipped right to your door. If you ordered a jellyfish kit, will need to apply your Jellyfish redemption code that was emailed to you after purchase. Our flat rate for Overnight Express shipping of live items is $40, or $55 for Priority Overnight. Saturday delivery is available for an additional charge. We cannot ship jellyfish to Hawaii, Alaska, PO Boxes, Puerto Rico, other U.S. Territories, or other countries, except for orders to distributors. We do ship tanks and dry goods worldwide. Please see our international orders page for more details.
Use the following table to determine the delivery date of your Overnight orders:
Orders placed by Noon (Eastern Time) on:
Will be delivered on:
Current time is: Eastern Time
If an order is placed after Noon (Eastern) on a given day, it gets shipped with the orders for the next day.
Example 1: If you place your order Tuesday at 3pm, it will ship out Wednesday and arrive Friday.
Example 2: If you place your order Saturday, it will ship out Monday and arrive Wednesday. Jellyfish Art does not ship any orders during Federal Holidays.
FedEx guarantees delivery to most addresses by 3pm and to rural areas by 4:30pm. Although the packages are usually delivered between 11am and 2pm, they could arrive any time between 9am and 4:30pm depending on your location. If you miss the delivery, FedEx will leave a note saying they tried to deliver it. You can call them at 800-GO-FEDEX with your tracking number (which we emailed to you the day before the package is scheduled to arrive) and often the driver will come back around to drop off the package. Otherwise it will be held at your local FedEx depot where you can pick it up. Make sure you pick it up before the depot closes.
In the evening before your package is scheduled to arrive, you will receive an email with your order information and FedEx tracking number, which you can use to get up-to-date information on your package. **We recommend getting them delivered at work** so the package can be taken out of the elements until the jellyfish can be introduced to the tank. You have until the end of the delivery day to acclimate them to the tank, but the sooner you do it the better. If you cannot get the jellyfish delivered at work and know you will not be home to receive the package please provide a cooler with ice packs or warm packs that a 8" x 8"x 8" box could fit into. Write clear instructions for FedEx to leave the box in there. Put the box in the shade and out of windy areas. You can also call FedEx at 800-GO-FEDEX right after you receive notification your package shipped to have it held at your local FedEx location where you can pick it up. Contact info and operating hours for your local FedEx depot are here.
Although we do not currently offer Saturday delivery, contact us. It is possible to get a Saturday delivery, however this requires individual scheduling. Note that there is an additional shipping charge of $15 for Priority Overnight an d $21 for Saturday deliveries. This price is dependent on availability and zip code. Please contact us by the Wednesday prior to find out if there is any availability.
Email us with your location and postal code for a shipping quote of a Desktop Jellyfish Tank. We no longer sell dry accessories with tank purchases. Once shipping has been confirmed, we will send you a Pay-Pal invoice via e-mail.
2. We ship you your tank.
3. Once your tank is set up, buy Moon Jellyfish from one of our many international affiliates. You can use live baby brine shrimp or any high quality frozen coral food from your local aquarium shop for jellyfish. All the tank and jellyfish maintenance information you need is in our Knowledge Base section.
#### Australia and New Zealand
Please contact Marine Boutique to purchase Jellyfish Art's products, including the tanks.
Jellyfish Art can ship all dry tanks to Canada. Please contact email@example.com for a shipping quote.
**Tanks**: Jellyfish Art can ship all dry tanks to Europe. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
Please contact the following suppliers for shipping guarantees, availability, and pricing:
* Aquarium Architecture in the United Kingdom on <email@example.com> or +44(0)20–777–12345
* Johannes at Aquarium und Meer: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 01-62-5-62-95-21
* Ben at Fish Keeping: <email@example.com>
* Matthieu: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 06-30-82-04-06 or 02-33-01-05-95
* Dominic at Jelly Aquatics: <email@example.com>
* Javier at Coral Reef in Spain: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or +34 91 544 88
#### All other shipments
Jellyfish Art can ship all dry tanks anywhere else in the world. Please contact email@example.com for a shipping quote.
If Jellyfish Art does not list supplier information for your country, you can collect your own jellyfish. You can do so by
A) Collecting from the ocean (Moon Jellyfish are abundant and do not sting). Check local regulations for laws and necessary permits.
B) Purchasing jellyfish from a local aquarium shop.
C) Contacting fishermen or marine biologists or public aquariums.
Note the harmonized code is 3924-000090 for the tanks and 0308-30-0000 for the jellyfish.
### Become a supplier
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Jellyfish Art takes pride in packaging high quality and healthy jellyfish and shipping them across the nation. However, due to the nature of shipping live animals, there are circumstances outside of Jellyfish Art’s control that could impact the safe arrival of your jellyfish such as carrier delays, weather, package mishandling, and invalid shipping addresses.
We are confident in our livestock and are proud to offer an Arrive Alive Guarantee to qualifying customers. In order to better serve our customers, we ask that an “Arrive Alive Claim Form,” be filled out and submitted. This is to ensure customer satisfaction and help us prevent future claims. Jellyfish Art strives to ship jellyfish in the safest manner possible and this information helps gauge how shipments can be improved.
We love to see our customers succeed. We offer the Arrive Alive program to nurture a positive relationship with our customers and ensure that everyone can become a successful jellyfish keeper. The Arrive Alive Guarantee is built upon a mutual trust between the customer and Jellyfish Art.
To Receive an Arrive Alive Claim Form:
Please send a photograph of your jellyfish (we ask that you take one with the jellyfish still sealed in the bag or immediately after you have noticed damage) to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, account email, name, and a description of what happened. Please use the email heading “Arrive Alive Claim Form Request”. Arrive Alive Claims are processed in the order in which they have been received. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for your claim to be processed. Once processed you will receive an email with a voucher code that can be used to redeem the replacement jellyfish at your convenience.
Jellyfish Art will replace the cost of the livestock, less shipping, if your purchase does not arrive alive at its destination or if your jellyfish expire within 10 days in a properly setup aquarium. Some conditions may apply, see below.
The jellyfish must have been acclimated and cared for according to Jellyfish Art’s procedures. Acclimation is an important time for your jellyfish to safely transition into their new home. Any problems that may arise during the acclimation and introductory period need to be communicated to Jellyfish Art as soon as possible.
We understand that there are a multitude of aquarium products on the market that could be used with your aquarium. This does not mean that all products marketed for aquariums are suitable for use with jellyfish. Jellyfish Art has compiled products that are known to work and benefit the health of jellyfish. Please ask us about a product you intend to use if it is not one of Jellyfish Art’s, or recommended by our team. Injury or loss as a result of unapproved products will void Arrive Alive claims. Please do not experiment with products on your jellyfish without first consulting with a Jellyfish Art representative.
Jellyfish Art reserves the right to request a water sample be sent to us to ensure a healthy environment is established before replacements are sent. After an initial claim is filed the Jellyfish art customer service team will guide you in any steps necessary to ensure the aquarium is safe and ready for replacement animals. Since additional claims cannot be filed on replacement animals we encourage you to ask any questions you may have to ensure aquarium conditions are ready. With any Arrive Alive Claim, the specifics as to why the animals did not survive will vary and specific instructions will be tailored and provided to address each individual scenario.
Any deviations from our recommended procedures will void your Arrive Alive Guarantee. Such deviations include, but are not limited to:
Supplementally feeding your jellyfish with foods other than what is recommended in the manual. (Example: Rotifers, copepods, etc.)
Adding ANY different species within the tank. (Shrimps, snails, fish, other cnidarians, plants etc) that isn’t recommended by JFA
Using tap water or other unrecommended water conditioners
Failure to provide clear, digital photographs of any damage. We ask that a picture of the jellyfish is taken while they are still sealed in the shipping bag.
Placing any foreign objects not a part of the aquarium kit inside the aquarium (ie. plants, aquarium decorations, unapproved substrate etc.)
Failure to communicate struggles or damages within the 48 hours of damage occurring within the 10-day guarantee period.
Removal of “dead” jellyfish from tank prior to contacting Jellyfish Art
Accidental trauma to the jellyfish (Example: feeding pipette accident, siphon mishap, dropped jellyfish)
Extended power outages without a battery backup or generator resulting in the air pump not running
Natural disaster related damage
Excessive negligence. Failure to keep up with recommended maintenance following procedures (ie. Not doing water changes properly, inadequate cleaning/waste removal, overfeeding etc.)
Using unapproved equipment with your aquarium
Modifying your aquarium in any way
Introducing your jellyfish to an aquarium with an unestablished nitrifying bacteria population that has not had the required two-weeks to complete the Nitrogen Cycle.
Pump outages. (All items must be checked to be in working order prior to jellyfish ordering)
Customer input of incorrect address
Cleaning fluids used in or around the aquarium
This claim is only valid for the original purchaser or the primary caregiver of the aquarium. Any accidents caused by actions of friends, family, or children watching or interacting with the jellyfish is not covered.
Understanding the basic principles of aquarium husbandry will help in successful jellyfish keeping. Jellyfish Art’s manuals and online database are great resources for learning more about jellyfish care and aquarium parameters. This policy has been updated on 12/23/16
Moon Jellyfish live up to a year on average in an enclosed, temperature controlled system, although with immaculate care they can live up to an additional year.
In the wild, the moon jellyfish lifecycle takes one year to complete. Juveniles are produced from polyps in the spring and adults grow throughout the summer. By the end of the summer male and female jellyfish mate and produce polyps, which grow and divide throughout the winter. The polyps start producing juveniles and the cycle repeats in the spring. This means the swimming medusa life stage of jellyfish is only around for a few months during the summer. Jellyfish have delicate tissue, so they are usually damaged by the end of summer and most of them die. In captivity, it's very unlikely for the jellyfish to reproduce, although it is possible, and the adult jellyfish live up to a year on average.
There is actually an "immortal" species of jellyfish that was only discovered a few years ago. It is the only animal known to be able to go backwards in its lifecycle and revert back to a larval stage.
Jellyfish Art provides a Dry Jellyfish Food specifically formulated for jellyfish made from plankton high in HUFAs (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids), which are essential for proper nutrition. We strongly suggest only feeding jellyfish with our recommended food. Other fish foods that claim to be suitable for jellyfish are often low quality. Follow the feeding guide to properly feed your jellyfish.
Our high quality Jelly Food includes a small scoop included inside the food bag! For 3-4 jellyfish feed 1/2 scoop of dry Jelly Food in total once per day. Feeding amounts may be adjusted gauging that minimal food is left on the aquarium floor. During feeding you may mix the dry food in a small container with a small amount of aquarium water, this solution can be dispersed into the aquarium. Leftover food should be removed using your feeding pipette or our mini siphon to maintain good and clean water quality.
In the wild, most jellyfish feed on plankton, which is made up of thousands of microscopic species of swimming animals. Jellyfish only eat zooplankton (animals that eat plants or other animals), not phytoplankton (plants that produce their own energy from the sun). Some species of jellyfish, such as the Upside Down Jelly, host symbiotic algae within their oral arms. This algae provides extra nutrition to the jellyfish by producing organic material through photosynthesis. Many species of jellyfish feed on other species of jellyfish. For example, the Sea Nettles feed on Moon Jellyfish.
Jellyfish can also be fed live food, such as baby brine shrimp. This food is highly nutritious and recommended especially for sick or struggling jellyfish. Public aquariums have a full time staff, so they almost always hatch their own baby brine shrimp daily to feed to jellyfish. Depending on the species of jellyfish, sometimes public aquariums also feed the jellyfish rotifers, blended krill, chopped fish, and other foods. Public aquariums rely on these time-consuming foods because they often keep exotic species, breed jellyfish and run experiments. However, hobbyists can use Jellyfish Art's dry and live food to suit their jellyfish's needs.
We offer an Arrive Alive Guarantee for 10 days on our jellyfish livestock. We guarantee jellyfish that leave our facilities will ARRIVE ALIVE at its destination and will STAY ALIVE for at least 10 days with few exceptions.
If your purchase does not arrive alive or if it dies within 10 days of receiving it, we will replace it for FREE (excluding shipping). The following conditions must apply:
You must take delivery of your order upon its arrival day and acclimate it to the tank that day.
Aquarist must acclimate the new arrivals according to our Acclimation Procedures even if they appear to be lifeless. Many times, specimens that look dead will frequently recover within minutes when acclimated.
Tap water cannot have been used in the tank. Jellyfish require salt water that has been made from distilled water or passed through a reverse osmosis filter.
Delivery must be in the contiguous United States.
If your package is delivered at least one day late due to shipping delays, please contact the shipping company to file a late delivery claim claim. Jellyfish Art uses FedEx Express for all domestic shipments and they can be reached at fedex.com or 1 800 GO FEDEX. Please feel free to contact Jellyfish Art to help process these claims.
You must have purchased a Jellyfish Art tank in order to have your jellyfish shipment fall under the Arrive Alive guarantee. Jellyfish require special tanks designed specifically for jellyfish and Jellyfish Art cannot be held responsible for jellyfish placed in incorrectly designed tanks.
If You Suffer A Loss of Jellyfish:
File a claim with Jellyfish Art immediately here.
Claims must be completed not more than 10 days after receiving jellyfish.
Jellyfish Art will replace the specimen via a livestock credit code for the amount of the purchase price.
Replacements are subject to availability.
Sorry, credit cards cannot be refunded for lost jellyfish.
Arrive Alive Guarantee claim forms take 5-10 business days to process. Once processed a code for replacements will be sent via email and they can be redeemed at the customer's convenience.
Shipping charges for replacement fish are the responsibility of the customer. Jellyfish Art does not pay shipping on replacement fish.
Note this policy was updated on September 15th, 2016.
Jellyfish cannot survive in a regular aquarium due to the delicate nature of these animals. Exposure to any intakes or excessive flow can damage the tissue of the jellyfish.
Jellyfish Art's jellyfish tank is specially designed with a water flow pattern that keeps jellyfish from getting sucked into pump intakes. Water flow is powered by the rise of air bubbles from an air pump, not a water pump, so flow is more gentle.
Water flows through the substrate at the bottom of the tank, which spreads it out over a large surface area so there are no strong points of suction to harm the jellyfish. The water flows through the gaps between the substrate particles down towards the bottom of the bubble channel. Here the rise of air bubbles from the air pump drives water flow up the bubble channel. Water exits the top of the bubble channel at an angle and drives a circular motion of water flow, which keeps the jellyfish away from the edges of the tank. This tank design is called a "kreisel" and was developed in the 1960s by a German oceanographer to house plankton onboard research vessels.
You can easily transport your jellyfish for up to 24 hours without dismantling your tank.
When moving your aquarium, make sure the jellyfish do not get damaged and water does not spill out. Gently put your jellyfish in watertight plastic bags or a container with a lid with at least a half gallon of water per jellyfish. (Tupperware work very well!) Get at least half the water out of the tank. Put the plastic bags containing your animals in an insulated container. Make sure you don't put any heavy objects on top of the insulated container during the move. It is important to make sure that there is no air within the container used to transport your jellyfish. This can be done by submerging a tupperware within the tank and sealing the jellyfish within while underwater.
The desktop tank weighs about 30 lbs when it is half full. If that is still too heavy to move the tank, remove more water until it is light enough to transport comfortably.
Move the tank to its new location. You can drive with it in the car. Be careful not to allow water to splash out or the tank to get scratched. Once the aquarium is in its new location, place the jellyfish and other animals into the tank from their plastic bags. If they have been in the bags for more than 12 hours, use our slow acclimation procedure.
Jellyfish can easily last up to 24 hours in a power outage. If the outage last longer than that, you may need to follow certain procedures to keep them healthy.
Battery powered air pumps can be found at local pet stores for inexpensive prices. (Under $10) These battery air pumps can allow your jellyfish tank to circulate normally even without power.
If the power goes out, the pump and light on your Desktop Jellyfish Tank will stop. The jellyfish may sink to the bottom or float to the top without the water flow to keep them suspended in the middle of the tank. This will not harm the jellyfish for several hours. As long as the air temperature is not drastically cold or hot, i.e. below 60 or above 83 degrees, the water should remain at a tolerable temperature. If the power is still out after 24 hours, you may want to squirt very gentle jets of water under the jellyfish every now and then to keep them up off the bottom.
You also may want to heat or cool the water to keep it between 60 and 83 degrees. You can put something clean like a bag of frozen food or a gel pack from your freezer in the tank to cool it down.
Be sure to carefully monitor the temperature with your thermometer during these procedures. You do not want the temperature to change more than 5 degrees in a half hour period to avoid temperature shocking the jellyfish. You can resume normal tank maintenance once electricity returns.
Warning: Follow the safety precautions below to prevent property damage, fire, personal injury and loss of life.
- Always unplug product before servicing.
- Do not handle plug with wet hands.
- The use of attachments or accessories not recommended by Jellyfish Art may cause fire, electrical shock, or risk of injury.
- Keep all connections dry and off the ground.
- If in country outside of United States, make sure equipment used by Jellyfish Art has been certified for electrical requirements. Not having equipment certified in your country may result in property damage, fire, personal injury and loss of life.
- If an appliance falls in the water, do not reach into the water to retrieve it. Unplug item from power first.
- Do not operate if plug or cord is damaged, wet or tank has been dropped or is malfunctioning.
- Only 115v (60Hz) electrical source should be used with aquarium.
- Supervision is necessary when used by or near children.
- Use only manufacturer's genuine replacement parts. The manufacturer is not responsible for hazards caused by the use of unauthorized parts.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged within 24 hours prior to shipment of your item(s).
When will my credit appear on my account?
Credits usually take 7-10 business days from the time we receive your item(s). Please contact us if there is an issue getting a credit from us.
Do I have to pay sales tax?
You only have to pay sales tax if you are located in the state of Florida, which is where our warehouse is located.
I need a copy of my receipt/invoice.
You receive an invoice via email once you place your order.
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Jellyfish Art guarantees the Desktop Jellyfish Tank to the original purchaser against defects in components, materials, and workmanship (that occur under normal use) for a period of one year from the date of retail purchase. The warranty is not transferable and is confined to the original retail purchaser only.
Damage to the aquarium acrylic is not included. The warranty does not apply if damages result from misuse, accident, improper installation, lack of reasonable care, or if the product is not purchased from Jellyfish Art or an authorized dealer, damage due to modification or alteration that is made to the product, wrong circuitry or unspecified electrical input to the pump.
If customer does not want to perform needed repairs and they are covered by the warranty Jellyfish Art will either repair or replace the product for the customer.
A copy of original purchase receipt and order number are required for return of the defective product. After any repairs/replacement of the unit, this warranty will thereafter continue and remain in force only for the unexpired period of the original purchase warranty.
Moreover, the time taken for repair/replacement and in transit whether under the warranty or otherwise shall not be excluded from the warranty period. All returns must be made in original packaging, including a master carton around the retail carton within the Styrofoam mold.
We offer a 30-day money back return policy on new unused dry (non-perishable) goods purchased directly from Jellyfish Art and not a third party retailer.
If you are not satisfied with an unused dry good, please return it to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the item's purchase price less a 5% restocking fee.
* Please note that shipping costs are non-refundable in any instance once the item has shipped. A refund can only be processed back to the original payment method used to make the original purchase.
Jellyfish Art issues refunds once the item has been inspected to confirm it is unused and unbroken in full re-sellable condition. Tanks must be in new condition and re-packaged the same way when returning. Items received that are not new will not be issued a refund.
An additional 3% merchant processing fee will be deducted from the refunded amount if the return has been received 30 days past the purchase date within 60 days of purchase date. Jellyfish Art does not accept any returns past 60 days.
Note: Retailers may have different return policies, which override Jellyfish Arts return policy. You should contact them if you purchased our products from them.
A tank that has been wet with water is considered used. DO NOT place accessories, like the pump, LED, hydrometer, loose inside the tank. Tanks returned with anything located inside of the tank will not be issued a refund. Return received with damage due to incorrect repacking of components will not be issued a refund.
If your package arrives damaged due to shipping, please contact the shipping company with your tracking number to file a damage claim.
Jellyfish Art uses FedEx for all domestic shipments and they can be reached at fedex.com or 1-800-GO-FEDEX. Please feel free to contact Jellyfish Art to help process these claims.