Lagoon jelly information

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Lagoon jelly information

Postby Cubic » 08 May 2012, 13:54

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomeae
Family: Mastigiidae
Genus: Mastigias
Species: M. papua

Scientific name: Mastigias papua
Common names: Common lagoon jelly, Lagoon jellyfish, Blue lagoon jellyfish, Spotted jellyfish, Takokurage

Overview:Spotted jellyfish (or lagoon jellyfish) inhabits in quiet bays, harbors and lagoons of the South Pacific. They are easily distinguished by the white spots throughout their body and the eight appendages hanging down from oral arms. They are very popular in aquarium trades for their variation of colour, which are pale blue, green, pink, orange and yellow, on their semi-translucent body with white spots. Instead of single mouth, they have many small mouth openings on their oral arms, which capture small zooplankton. As they depend on the photosynthesis by symbiotic algae for their energy requirements, full spectrum lighting is required in aquariums.

Harmful to humans: No

Maximum size: 14-16 cm (5.5") bell diameter

Colour: Blue/green/tan with white spots

Life span: a maximum of 14 month

Diet in the wild: Zooplankton, food produced by zooxanthellae (symbiotic algae)

Feeding in an aquarium: Mastigias have to be feed with live brine shrimp and full spectrum ighting 12 hours per day

Photosynthetic: Yes

Habitat: Coastal Waters- bays, harbors and lagoons

Distribution: Indian Ocean, China Sea to Japan, and outward over the Pacific to the Fiji Islands

Temperature range: 24 - 28 °C

Optimum aquarium temperature: 26 °C

Salinity range: 30 & 35 ppm

Optimum aquarium salinity: 35 ppm

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Re: Lagoon jelly information

Postby jellyfish concept » 11 May 2012, 22:49

Mastigias have to be feed with live brine shrimp and full spectrum ighting 12 hours per day
Temperature range is about : 24 - 28 °C
Salinity range : between 30 & 35 ppm
Optimum aquarium temperature : 26 °C
Optimum salinty : 35 ppm
Life span : a maximum of 14 month
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Re: Lagoon jelly information

Postby Cubic » 12 May 2012, 04:30

jellyfish concept wrote:Mastigias have to be feed with live brine shrimp and full spectrum ighting 12 hours per day
Temperature range is about : 24 - 28 °C
Salinity range : between 30 & 35 ppm
Optimum aquarium temperature : 26 °C
Optimum salinty : 35 ppm
Life span : a maximum of 14 month


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Re: Lagoon jelly information

Postby jellyfish concept » 12 May 2012, 10:16

Cheers,

the best to keep easily thoses jellies in aquarium is a small flow because this specie like to stay on the floor to feed with lighting. A feeding with live brine shrimp is better every 8 hours for Mastigias.

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Re: Lagoon jelly information

Postby Blenny » 12 May 2012, 10:55

They were selling these in a shop in Hong Kong on the weekend. They were about 80 HKD each. :wub:

Here's some pictures I took:

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Spotted Lagoon Jellyfish


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Spotted Lagoon Jellyfish


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Spotted Lagoon Jellyfish
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