Atlantic Sea Nettle (Chrysaora quinquecirrha)


One of the easiest species of Chrysaora to be bred in captivity. Their polyps spread easily and strobilate easily without any environmental triggers. Each polyp can produce 5-10 ephyrae daily continuously. Atlantic Sea Nettle is close species to the Pacific sea nettle but smaller and less colourful. They are white in whole body and don’t develop any colour until they grew to their maximum size. Wild Atlantic sea nettle found to be developing brown tips or stripes on their bells. They do not grow well when there are too many in one aquarium as they need plenty of space to grow. They look great under colour changing LED lighting due to their creamy white body colour.
Atlantic sea nettle Chrysara quinquecirrha
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Species Information

  • Harmful to humans: Partially – Stings from captive bred species are usually undetectable, however may cause irritation to those with sensitive skin

  • Distribution: The coast of Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and western Pacific

  • Maximum Bell Size: 25 cm (10 inches)

  • Life Span: 1-2 years

  • Feeding: Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp, adult brine shrimp, mysids, sea food shake, moon jellyfish, comb jellyfish

  • Temperature: 20 – 25°C (68 – 77°F)

  • Salinity: 15-30ppt

  • Photosynthetic: No

  • Care level: Easy

Notes: Atlantic sea nettles prefer lower salinity than normal salinity. In the wild they are often found in the salinity rage of 15-20ppt. They grow fast with feeding moon jellyfish, however they grow relatively large (4-5″) with only feeding live baby brine  shrimps.