If you’re thinking about bringing home a new pet, the first question that probably comes to mind is
“What does it eat?”
Since most grocery stores don’t carry big bags of dry jellyfish food in the pet section, and pet store selections are usually limited to dry fish flakes and pellets, you might be scratching your head trying to figure out just what the heck a jellyfish might eat.
Well, put down that jar of peanut butter… You’re gonna need something a little less chewy — baby brine shrimp!
In the wild, most jellies eat all sorts of small planktonic larvae (free-floating baby sea critters), but baby brine shrimp are their all-time favorite dish. If you have the ability to cultivate your own live brine shrimp, that would be the best option. But for the casual jellyfish owner, there are simpler options available that will make your little jellyfriends very happy.
Pet jellyfish love to eat our specially enriched frozen brine shrimp we prepare each and every day. We’ve spent over 20 years perfecting our formula, and the jellies really seem to appreciate it! They only need a small amount of it (about ¼ inch of a stick per 3 small jellies) floating freely in the water with them, and they’ll swim around plucking it out of the water on their own.
Sunset Marine Labs Frozen Jellyfish Food is available for purchase on our website, http://www.sunsetmarinelab.com/
2 thoughts on “What Do I Feed My Pet Jellyfish?”
What if the brine shrimp appear to be stuck or sit in the jellyfish stomach for a long period of time? What should we do?
A few questions:
How long is it getting “stuck” in their stomachs?
Is it getting stuck in their stomachs (the loops in the middle of their bell), or is it clumping in a ball in the middle of their oral arms (the dangling frills in the middle of their underside)?
It may be an issue of over-feeding or potentially too little flow. If you can post or send us some pictures we could get a better idea of what you’re talking about.