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Old August 21st 03, 01:07 AM
Richard Periut
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My daughter just brought back from Sandy Hook beach (NJ) about 1/2 dozen
animals (jellyfish?), that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of a 1/2
dollar.

The water she transported them in, was very cold, because she placed the
vessel in the cooler.

The animals are transparent, and I placed them in the water. So far, all
I've seen them do, is move around the tank at the whim of the
powerheads; i.e., there is no movement of their own.

My question, are these animals supposed to show some self propulsion? Or
do they just "go with the flow?"

Also, will they survive the tropical temperatures of my reef tank? Or do
they need the somewhat cooler waters of the NE?

TIA,

Richard












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Old August 21st 03, 01:51 AM
Richard Reynolds
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to keep them long term will require a special tank search around for kreisel(sp) or
pseudo-kreisel(sp), it will have to have a circular water movement directed to keep the
animals off the bottom, and no sharp objects or normal overflows/filter tubes. I know some
jellies can make it in the tropical waters, but unless you can ID the critters you have, i
dought you could be certain

they will also be very specific feeders, requiring live food often, not something usually
desired in a reef.

hopefully someone with more knowledge will hop in here as he does do that sometimes
when I thought about getting my own, i researched it and came to the conclusion that for
me and now, it wasnt worth the effort/time/money to keep such a delicate creature.

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"Richard Periut" wrote in message ...


My daughter just brought back from Sandy Hook beach (NJ) about 1/2 dozen
animals (jellyfish?), that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of a 1/2
dollar.

The water she transported them in, was very cold, because she placed the
vessel in the cooler.

The animals are transparent, and I placed them in the water. So far, all
I've seen them do, is move around the tank at the whim of the
powerheads; i.e., there is no movement of their own.

My question, are these animals supposed to show some self propulsion? Or
do they just "go with the flow?"

Also, will they survive the tropical temperatures of my reef tank? Or do
they need the somewhat cooler waters of the NE?

TIA,

Richard












--
"..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava
beans and a nice chianti..."

Hannibal "The Cannibal"

Silence Of The Lambs 1991



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Old August 21st 03, 02:27 AM
Acrylics
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that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of a 1/2
dollar.


from the sound of something that small, I'd think come sort of ctenophore or
comb jelly. Do they have tentacles? If the answer is no, just a couple, or
more like cilia - do a search on the above names. If they have multiple
tentacles, it could be some juvenile jellies or hydroid medusa or something
else entirely

My question, are these animals supposed to show some self propulsion? Or
do they just "go with the flow?"


Yes they do have their own propulsion mechanisms. Many ctenophores do appear
to just "float there" though. Look very closely at them, if there are cilia -
you should be able to see them move. Try looking at them under a black light
or 20,000k, this helps.

Also, will they survive the tropical temperatures of my reef tank? Or do
they need the somewhat cooler waters of the NE?


Depends on species, many will acclimate to warmer waters but takes a little
time. I'd suggest keeping them in water of a similar temp to what they came
from though.

For food, try Artemia nauplii or rotifers.
More than likely, they get eaten by powerheads unless you guard against this.

James
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Old August 21st 03, 02:41 AM
Richard Reynolds
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humm guess i wasnt so far off on some of it at least

musta been the subject that got your attention


"hopefully someone with more knowledge will hop in here as he does do that sometimes "
and he has spoken


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Old August 21st 03, 03:52 AM
Richard Periut
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Boomer wrote:
Richard

Here is a good place for you to start from in NJ

http://www.njscuba.net/biology/sw_je...l#Hydromedusae

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"Richard Periut" wrote in message ...
:
:
: My daughter just brought back from Sandy Hook beach (NJ) about 1/2 dozen
: animals (jellyfish?), that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of a 1/2
: dollar.
:
: The water she transported them in, was very cold, because she placed the
: vessel in the cooler.
:
: The animals are transparent, and I placed them in the water. So far, all
: I've seen them do, is move around the tank at the whim of the
: powerheads; i.e., there is no movement of their own.
:
: My question, are these animals supposed to show some self propulsion? Or
: do they just "go with the flow?"
:
: Also, will they survive the tropical temperatures of my reef tank? Or do
: they need the somewhat cooler waters of the NE?
:
: TIA,
:
: Richard
:
:
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:
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:
:
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:
:
: --
: "..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava
: beans and a nice chianti..."
:
: Hannibal "The Cannibal"
:
: Silence Of The Lambs 1991
:



Excellent! I ID'd the thing right away. They are, unfortunately, like
the dead blobs of goo next to the Quarter.

BTW, my poyp coral is eating them up; I hope there are no ill effects.

Thanks to all for the input.

R

--
"..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava
beans and a nice chianti..."

Hannibal "The Cannibal"

Silence Of The Lambs 1991

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Old August 24th 03, 05:48 PM
PaulB
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Does it look like this?

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_spe...ri=1&inhab=465


Richard Periut wrote:
Boomer wrote:

I kinda' figure that's what they were, as your post was a little
miss-leading

"that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of a 1/2
dollar."

They are about the size of a half dollar, but a half dollar is much,
much bigger than a
1/4 inch disc, which is tinny and a quarter is close to an inch and a
half dollar is way
over an inch


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"Richard Periut" wrote in message
...
: Boomer wrote:
: Richard
:
: Here is a good place for you to start from in NJ
:
: http://www.njscuba.net/biology/sw_je...l#Hydromedusae
:
: --
: Boomer
:
: Want to talk chemistry ? The Reef Chemistry Forum
: http://www.reefcentral.com/vbulletin/index.php
:
: Want to See More ?
: Please Join Our Growing Membership
: www.coralrealm.com
:
: If You See Me Running You Better Catch-Up
: "Richard Periut" wrote in message
...
: :
: :
: : My daughter just brought back from Sandy Hook beach (NJ) about
1/2 dozen
: : animals (jellyfish?), that resemble a 1/4 inch disc, the size of
a 1/2
: : dollar.
: :
: : The water she transported them in, was very cold, because she
placed the
: : vessel in the cooler.
: :
: : The animals are transparent, and I placed them in the water. So
far, all
: : I've seen them do, is move around the tank at the whim of the
: : powerheads; i.e., there is no movement of their own.
: :
: : My question, are these animals supposed to show some self
propulsion? Or
: : do they just "go with the flow?"
: :
: : Also, will they survive the tropical temperatures of my reef
tank? Or do
: : they need the somewhat cooler waters of the NE?
: :
: : TIA,
: :
: : Richard
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: :
: : --
: : "..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with
some fava
: : beans and a nice chianti..."
: :
: : Hannibal "The Cannibal"
: :
: : Silence Of The Lambs 1991
: :
:
:
:
: Excellent! I ID'd the thing right away. They are, unfortunately, like
: the dead blobs of goo next to the Quarter.
:
: BTW, my poyp coral is eating them up; I hope there are no ill effects.
:
: Thanks to all for the input.
:
: R
:
: --
: "..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava
: beans and a nice chianti..."
:
: Hannibal "The Cannibal"
:
: Silence Of The Lambs 1991
:



Sorry. I really meant 1/2 dollar about 1/4 (more like 1/8") thick. Come
to think of it, it really resembles a quarter that's about 1/8 thick on
the rim, and about 1/4 thick in the center.

Thanks.

R


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Old August 24th 03, 06:08 PM
Richard Periut
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PaulB wrote:
Does it look like this?

http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_spe...ri=1&inhab=465


More or less, but without the sail. Clearly, a different species. I ID
them when another poster posted a link. However, they have expired.

Thanks for the response.

Richard



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"..A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava
beans and a nice chianti..."

Hannibal "The Cannibal"

Silence Of The Lambs 1991

 




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