Mediterranean Jellyfish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata)


Mediterranean jellyfish is one of the most colourfull jellyfish that is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea. It is named for its distinctive shape, which resembles a fried egg. They are often seen with juvenile fish live in and around them. They have eight short oral arms with blue or purple appendages between each oral arms. They have to be kept in an extremely wide tank for them to move around and stay happy.
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Species Information
  • Harmful to humans: No

  • Distribution: Mediterranean Sea

  • Maximum Bell Size: 35 cm (13.7 inches)

  • Life Span: 6 months

  • Feeding: Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp, coral reef food, microplankton

  • Temperature: 20-26 °C (68 – 79°F)

  • Salinity: 30-36ppt
  • Photosynthetic: Yes

  • Care level: Medium