A few months after the New York Times article, the first version of the company’s desktop jellyfish product was ready for sale. It was a bit of a Franken-aquarium, hacked together from various off-the-shelf aquarium parts. But it worked. It kept the jellyfish alive, made them look pretty, and cost around $500.
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Japanese/NatFrom the nation that brought us the Tamagocchi virtual pets comes the latest in craze in real life animal companions.People in the frantic commercial city Tokyo are buying jellyfish as pets.They say the sea creatures soothing movements help them relax after a busy day.It's become such a fad more than three thousand jellyfish have been sold to proud owners in the last year.After a long stressful day, what better way to unwind than with your adoring pet - a jellyfish.People in the hectic heart of Tokyo claim the sea creatures soothing movements help them relax.50 to 60 pet shops in the Tokyo area now sell the sea creatures with them replacing the virtual Tamagocchi pets as the latest craze.They range in price from about from about 14 to 18 U-S dollars and in just one year three thousand were purchased as pets. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese)"Our intention, when we first decided to sell jellyfish, was simply to show customers that we have some thing rather unique to sell them. To our surprise, our customer showed great interest in jellyfish. They are struck to see jellyfish in a fish tank and realise they can domesticate them. We now think this could become a fad."SUPER CAPTION: Tetsuya Manabe, Tokyo Hands DepartmentJellyfish never disturb you and you can even leave the house for a week- it doesn't matter to them.These attributes conveniently accommodate the hectic Tokyo lifestyle.SOUNDBITE: (Japanese)"When I first saw jellyfish at a pet shop, I thought they were cute. You know, there are so many kinds of jellyfish at the shop. There are cute little ones as well. Their movements are interesting and they are so sweet."SUPER CAPTION: Masako Masuda, Jellyfish ownerMoon jellyfish, the most popular kind, were initially placed on sale one year ago. Since then the creatures' slow, soothing movement have attracted the attention of Japanese shoppers.Although they are not a lot of trouble to take care of they do need special tanks for their well being.If bubbles penetrate jellyfish membranes it could be fatal.And because jellyfish float, care must be taken to keep them from sinking or getting sucked into the tanks purification pump - so the Japanese invented a new airpump system for their new favourite pet.And as the price of this special equipment is starts to fall, Japan may find itself in the grip of a new pet craze.
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Moonjellyfish are one of the most easily obtainablejellyfish for home aquarium owners who wish to expand their area ofexpertise. They are also the easiest jellyfish to keep aliveand healthyin captivity. The concept & design team atJellyfishArt captured livemoon jellyfish from the temperate coastal waters off the coast of . Theythen bred and tank raised PetMoon Jellyfish for Saleto the general public to insure theiryear round availability for the demand created by this new, up andcomingsegment of the home aquarium industry.
Jellyfish Art: Jellyfish Tanks & Live Pet Jellyfish For Sale