Aquarium & Tropical Fish Site

This repository is for research only. New discussions take place in our current Tropical Fish Forum.

Archivarium 2004
Repository of our 2003/2004 Topics
 
  HelpHelp   Search BoardSearch Board   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Check your private messagesCheck your private messages   Log inLog in   RegisterRegister 
freshwater inverts?Jelly's, Sponges, etc.
 Forum Index > Fishes and Invertebrates  Search Board
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
paulfish
New Members


Joined: 06 May 2005
Location: Lutz, Florida

PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)8:35    Post subject: freshwater inverts?Jelly's, Sponges, etc. Reply with quote

OK... I know there are freshwater inverts, mostly in the form of insect larvae, but I never knew there were Freshwater Jellyfish! I was doing a search for freshwater sponges, (as they've fascinated me since I was a small child and found one in stream in NY... could never get it to grow, but have searched for them since), And I found a site on Lake Ouachita. It says, on this site, that the lake is a divers paradise with "non-stinging jellyfish, sponge, and freshwater shrimp"! Now, I know there are freshwater shrimp... I've caught the small grass shrimp that live in just about every body of freshwater in Florida.. but WHAT type of Freshwater shrimp live in Arkansas and how big do they get? Also, Does anyone know where to purchase Freshwater Shrimp, Jellyfish, Sponges, Etc.???? Just Think... A Freshwater Reef Tank!!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Doosharm
Regulars


Joined: 12 Apr 2003
Location: Raymond, NH

PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)13:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure where you could buy any of these but just a note on the freshwater jellyfish is that there is only one species known in North America and it only gets to be about 1/2 inch in diameter. If you're trying to catch these things locally you may want to pick up the Golden Guide to Pond Life. I just got it for about $7 at Barnes & Nobles and it has been a great help for setting up and collecting for my 5g pond tank. Good luck finding what you're looking for.

Doosharm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
M249spence
New Members


Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Location: arkansas

PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)20:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

the "jellyfish" isn't really a jellyfish, but it's about as close to one as you can get. it's name is Craspedacusta sowerbii . I'm from arkansas and people do a lot of diving in a lake here called Lake DeGrey. they have a lot of Craspedacusta sowerbii blooms there. in my invert zoo classes, we'd always have guys who had swam through them and brought a couple back. pretty cool little guys. I've never seen any for sale, but maybe you could call a dive shop in Hot Springs, AR and see if someone could catch some and send them to you if you're really wanting them.
here's a site about them. you can also check out your state if in the US and see if there's been any sitings locally. Good luck!
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artnov99/fwjelly.html
_________________
heck yes I'm back from baghdad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
ksls
Members


Joined: 12 Jan 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)17:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first time I saw a freshwater jelly was two years ago in one of our local lakes. At first I didn't believe it but someone at work brought them in a spegetti jar! They are about the size of a quater, and quite neat to watch! I went down to this particular area of our lake that same evening and there was thousands of them in the water. it was so cool! I haven't seen them since and I have been looking for the last couple of years. All the best in your hunt for the jelly's! Very Happy
_________________
Ksls
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Veneer
New Members


Joined: 19 Feb 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)18:24    Post subject: Re: freshwater inverts?Jelly's, Sponges, etc. Reply with quote

paulfish wrote:
OK... I know there are freshwater inverts, mostly in the form of insect larvae, but I never knew there were Freshwater Jellyfish! I was doing a search for freshwater sponges, (as they've fascinated me since I was a small child and found one in stream in NY... could never get it to grow, but have searched for them since), And I found a site on Lake Ouachita. It says, on this site, that the lake is a divers paradise with "non-stinging jellyfish, sponge, and freshwater shrimp"! Now, I know there are freshwater shrimp... I've caught the small grass shrimp that live in just about every body of freshwater in Florida.. but WHAT type of Freshwater shrimp live in Arkansas and how big do they get? Also, Does anyone know where to purchase Freshwater Shrimp, Jellyfish, Sponges, Etc.???? Just Think... A Freshwater Reef Tank!!!


The shrimp are likely Palaemonetes spp. (or perhaps Mysids of some sort and thereby not true shrimp), of the same genus as the freshwater grass shrimp of common experience.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Veneer
New Members


Joined: 19 Feb 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)18:31    Post subject: Re: freshwater inverts?Jelly's, Sponges, etc. Reply with quote

paulfish wrote:
Also, Does anyone know where to purchase Freshwater Shrimp, Jellyfish, Sponges, Etc.???? Just Think... A Freshwater Reef Tank!!!


Try www.franksaquarium.com http://www.aquatic-store.com/en-us/dept_307.html, and www.petshrimp.com.

I would highly suggest looking through www.wirbellose.de/arten.html, http://www.mimbon.de/wirbel0.html, and http://www.crusta10.de/index.php?sideid=news_de (be sure to view through all eight pages).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
 Forum Index > Fishes and Invertebrates All times are GMT - 6 Hours Search Board
Jump to:  
  You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2008 phpBB Group

oF <=> oC in <=> cm G <=> L