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Now You Can Have Pet Jellyfish At Home
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Animals, Product Design6 years ago

Now You Can Have Pet Jellyfish At Home

Why get a lava-lamp when you can have a jellyfish tank? Florida company Jellyfish Art, who’s been selling jellyfish aquariums since 2011, has just concluded a successful kickstarter for a 3rd-generation, LED, tank. 330 USD will get you a tank that you set up yourself, with the jellyfish following in the mail the next day.

Some people were concerned if there’s enough space for the jellyfish. As harsh as it sounds, jellyfish don’t have a traditional central nervous system, and are probably not aware whether they’re in an ocean or in a fish tank.

“If they get close to a filtration intake in a regular fish tank, they would get sucked in and badly mangled,” the team explained to Huffington Post. “They’re made up of over 90% water so they’re very delicate. The water flow in the tank is designed to have a very gentle outflow spread out over a large surface area…. Our design is the first commercially available cylindrical design.”

More info: jellyfishart.com | facebook | kickstarter | twitter (h/t: huffpost)

See the special LED tank in action in the video below:

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AdrianTaylor
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6 years ago

I have to wonder, do the people that are so outraged by this also get outraged by someone having a plant on their desk at work? or at kids having sea monkeys? I have no interest in it, nor do I think it's a good idea, but the Jellyfish have no idea they are there. There is no brain, no central nervous system. It doesn't even have a head! It's basically a sophisticated plant, that thinks and acts and moves on impulse the same way a plant does. Yet if someone keeps a small pot plant inside, starved of sunlight and the ability to grow through a restricted pot, no one cares. The plant doesn't know it's there, it has no consciousness nor feeling, it just survives as a plant does.

BoyWithCamera
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6 years ago

it has been proven that plants indeed do have a certain level of consciousness and feelings and can even interact with each other and their environment. They do have a nervous system , just because they don't have a "central" nervous system does not mean jellyfish can't feel or think or make decisions based on their needs and environment. might wanna have a look here: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/8/1215 http://greenspanlab.ucsd.edu/documents/1-s2.0-S096098221300359X-main.pdf

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IsraelMartinez
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6 years ago

... and I shall call it "Squishy" ...

StarsN'Stripes4Ever
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6 years ago

And it will be my squishy

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MelanieAltman
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6 years ago

you can get a tank with fake jellyfish on amazon that look real enough, cruelty free

MelanieAltman
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6 years ago

and it also comes with colored lights

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AdrianTaylor
Community Member
6 years ago

I have to wonder, do the people that are so outraged by this also get outraged by someone having a plant on their desk at work? or at kids having sea monkeys? I have no interest in it, nor do I think it's a good idea, but the Jellyfish have no idea they are there. There is no brain, no central nervous system. It doesn't even have a head! It's basically a sophisticated plant, that thinks and acts and moves on impulse the same way a plant does. Yet if someone keeps a small pot plant inside, starved of sunlight and the ability to grow through a restricted pot, no one cares. The plant doesn't know it's there, it has no consciousness nor feeling, it just survives as a plant does.

BoyWithCamera
Community Member
6 years ago

it has been proven that plants indeed do have a certain level of consciousness and feelings and can even interact with each other and their environment. They do have a nervous system , just because they don't have a "central" nervous system does not mean jellyfish can't feel or think or make decisions based on their needs and environment. might wanna have a look here: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/8/1215 http://greenspanlab.ucsd.edu/documents/1-s2.0-S096098221300359X-main.pdf

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IsraelMartinez
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6 years ago

... and I shall call it "Squishy" ...

StarsN'Stripes4Ever
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6 years ago

And it will be my squishy

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MelanieAltman
Community Member
6 years ago

you can get a tank with fake jellyfish on amazon that look real enough, cruelty free

MelanieAltman
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6 years ago

and it also comes with colored lights

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