Flower hat jelly information

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Flower hat jelly information

Postby Cubic » 21 Apr 2012, 07:29

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Limnomedusae
Family: Olindiidae
Genus: Olindias
Species: O. formosa

Common Names: Flower Hat Jelly
Scientific Name: Olindias formosa

Harmful to humans: Yes, painful but not deadly

Maximum Size: Bell diameter up to 15 cm (6 inches)

Colour: Translucent, pinstriped bell. Brightly coloured tentacles

Life Span:

Feeding: small fishes and some marine invertebrates

Photosynthetic: No

Habitat: Coastal Waters

Distribution: Off southern Japan, Brazil, and Argentina

Temperature range:

Optimum Temperature: 25 °C

Salinity Range:

Optimum Salinity: 34ppt to 35ppt

Other Notes:This jellyfish is semi benthic spending some of its time on the seafloor.
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Re: Flower hat jelly information

Postby Achlyos » 19 Apr 2015, 00:16

can they feed on fish chunks? I have set my mind in having this but I'm not cruel enough to feed live fish.
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Re: Flower hat jelly information

Postby Cubic » 18 May 2015, 07:44

The above information is just based on what we have read as this is not a species that we have kept to date. Most jellyfish will accept dead prey although they do seem to prefer their prey live. If you do go ahead and get some of these we would be very interested to hear how you get on because we hope to keep some flower hat jellyfish soon ourselves.
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