Moon Jelly Facts!
These are Moon Jellyfish, or 'Aurelia Aurita'
We have about 120 of them in our Bloomberg tank. While they are translucent, the lights in the tank help turn them into a variety of colours throughout the day.
Moon Jelly are found in oceans around the world, but mainly prefer warm and tropical waters and often live near coastlines. They can grow up to 15 inches (30 cm) wide.
Moon Jelly generally lives for one year in the wild or 12 to 18 months in captivity.
Diet: They are carnivorous and eat tiny zooplankton. We are feeding them baby brine shrimp.
Male or female? While they look the same – the female has less dense tissue while the male's rings are more opaque.