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  1. He guys thanks for the help so here’s the linked video: https://vimeo.com/214313916

    I’ve tried your frozen food and powdered food from Exotic Aquaculture (yours is much better overall). You can see in the video that they take the food entirely into their stomaches than later the food leaves the stomaches, hangs round the mouths, in the oral arms and then is dispatched. It’s not all of the food but a lot is lost I think.

    Water Quality:

    Temp: 23c (maintained by hater/chiller)
    Salinity: 1.025 (I use bought seawater – Imagitarium)
    Ammonia: >.1ppm
    Nitrates: 20ppm
    Nitrites: 0
    Phosphates: .25

    I just want these guys to be healthy and I’m at a loss as to why the food isn’t being retained.

    Thanks!

    Patrick

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    1. Hi Patrick—excellent video! Your jellies and clown fish look fantastic! Great job! Try lowering your salinity to 1.022 for better results with the feeding….Our food is made with slightly lower salinity and the differences between the food and your jellies might cause some of the back up of the food. How big of a piece of food are you feeding each time?

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      1. 1.022 is the correct specific gravity to maintain your jellyfish and fish. It is incorrect that low salinity levels cause inversion or buoyancy issues. Moons can take extremely low salinity levels, it’s the high salinity that causes problems. Use only RO or distilled water to bring down the salinity and do it slowly over a day or two.

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      2. Forgot to answer the last question. I’m doing about 1/4″ twice daily – that about gets cleared/consumed in about 1 hour. Side question on this would help/hurt to add a little Kent Microvert from time to time?

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  2. Hi Patrick, moons don’t expel any waste, which is why what they eat is so important. They utilize/metabolize everything they eat and do not produce any waste. Send a quick video of what you are seeing 4-6 hours after feeding them. I’d like to see what you are seeing and be of better assistance.

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    1. Hmmm, thanks for the reply – is it possible that I’m overfeeding? Or is the flow too high and their regurgitating? I guess I’m asking under what conditions would the stomachs be full and food move back out of the mouth?

      Also side question with feeding: I have one Jelly that has taken a personal day for the last few days. He’s a small guy and hasn’t belled very much at all. He still eats, his oral arms retract when there is food. His bell looks normal in shape (not too flat and not too domed). Water parameters are all good and the other jellies look great.

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      1. It’s very possible that you might be overfeeding. As far as whether your flow is too high, we would need to see a short video of your tank to make sure, but it sounds more like an overfeeding problem. Your little guy may just be taking a personal day– sometimes it happens and they just bounce back, other times they don’t. Time will tell! If the water is good and your other jellies seem healthy, it’s probably just an individual thing.

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  3. question after feeding: I feed the jellies as shown in the video and they all have full bellies and the tank water is clear- about 4-6 hours after they’ve eaten the water gets full of particles again. I’m assuming the jellies have digested the food and are expelling the waste. I use your food so it’s red in color when they’re eating and hours later the particles are clear. Is this the normal digestion process?

    Thanks!

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