Jellyfish are Jumpin’ and the Cotton is High
Never in my wildest imagination or my arrogance in thinking I could be the perfect Momma to 3 Moon Jellyfish. I should have known better, who in their right mind is going to parent children with a scientific name and a scientific name such as; Aurelia aurita? Well obviously I did and countless others do too.
It’s been a bit over five weeks since Moe, Luigi and Brutus had their crisis and I can tell you, it hasn’t been easy. Of course, every single minute of every single day stressing over them has been worth it. Now, I am not so stressed, but can truly enjoy my boys.
Their water remains perfect, they eat fresh hatched baby brine every morning and I have even chilled out with keeping them on a schedule.
Sometimes I just stand there and stare at them. I remember when Moe had knots in his (what should have been) wispy tentacles? Well, they are long and flowing and oftentimes when I see their tentacles flowing in their little ocean, I see a Pantene commercial in my mind.
I still can’t believe we are where we are at and I am questioning if I should even move them into the 10 gallon tank. The water is perfect and they are healthy in their 2 gallon tank.
Sacrificial Moon Jelly
Thinking on how to move them, so I don’t create a massive bio load and send the tank into a frenzy. The suggestion would be, move one of the Moon Jellyfish first into the new tank, in order to avoid a large bio build up.
It was my first thought when this was suggested to me, that I would have to select a sacrificial moon jelly. How does a mother choose? I brought out the old bible, and selected Brutus, as he was the strongest when we got him, so I imagine he will go first and then Luigi and finally my baby boy Moe.
And with that said… I present to you — Moe, Luigi and Brutus, living life as only Moon Jellyfish can.