Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora pacifica)

Overview

The Japanese sea nettle has a light- colored bell with a dark orange lines radiating from the centre of the bell of its edges. They have long tentacles which can be up to 10 feet long and cause skin irritation and a burning sensation if touched.

Species Information

  • Harmful to humans: Partially - Stings from captive bred species are usually undetectable, however may cause irritation to those with sensitive skin
  • Distribution: Coastal sea of Japan
  • Maximum Bell Size: 30 cm (12 inches)
  • Life Span: 1 - 2 years
  • Feeding: Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp, adult brine shrimp, mysids, sea food shake, moon jellyfish, comb jellyfish
  • Temperature: 13-18°C (55 – 64°F)
  • Photosynthetic: No
  • Care level: Medium
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