Jellyfish can now be kept as tank pets due to new breakthrough

August 24th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jellyfishes can now be kept as pets thanks to a breakthrough in the design of aquarium tanks. Keeping the animals as pets was very tricky because they tend to be sucked in when the current fish tanks are used. The problem had to do with the way the filtration systems of the tanks are designed.

According to a new report by NBC, an aquarium designer Alex Andon has designed a breakthrough aquarium tank fitted with the right filtration system. The tank makes it possible for jellyfishes to float in the tank without being sucked into the filtration system. This is a major obstacle cleared and it will undoubtedly mean more people will have the opportunity to keep the animals as pets.

The new tanks can be placed on the desktop and they are being offered for a donation of $350 to Kickstarter. The tank can accommodate up to five jellyfishes. The tanks come with Moon Jellyfishes which are considered not harmful to human beings.

Having certain water creatures as pets is a subject that has both supporters and opponents. In the summer, San Francisco Animal Control & Welfare Commission’s Philip Gerrie announced that, “Most fish in aquariums are either mass bred under inhumane conditions or taken from the wild … That leads to devastation of tropical fish from places like Southeast Asia.”

San Francisco is considering a ban on breeding goldfish in captivity.

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