So I fell asleep the other night thinking about my jellyfish. I must have gotten too deep into thought, because i woke up to my jellyfish tank toppling over. Im not exactly sure what happened, but I think I kicked my tank over in my sleep. All I remember is gathering my senses and flicking the emergency off switch on my power strip. The whole room had to be emptied and the carpet had to be striped.
However, my ephyra and polyps were safe. most of the polyps in the tank got rubbed into my carpet, however. But I did rescue two which leaves me with several ephyra and six polyps.
I've already set my tank up elsewhere. Its ready to go and has my snail, as well a polyp in it. The polyp is on a dish and I'm waiting for him to bud off a few copies. It will be interesting for the tank to start out with just polyps. Usually an ecosystem of worms or other small organisms is set up when I introduce moon jellyfish and live rock bought from jellyfish art. The polyps were developed much afterwards. But now the polyps will start out and the ephyra will be introduced later when they get to a larger size.
Speaking of ephyra, I've got three or four ephyra that are getting pretty big. Still not big enough for the tank but they are about 3 times bigger than they were when they pulsed off their strobila. I'm pretty happy that I've raised them up to this point and I cant wait for them to develop into juvenile medusa. In this stage the are fully round and look much less like a pinwheel. They also have longer, more obvious oral arms, as well as stinging tentacles around their bells.