Jellyfish set to be the latest bizarre pet?
Jellyfish are becoming an unlikely new pet in British homes thanks to the creation of specialist aquariums.
A British company has manufactured a revolutionary new tank that can house up to 12 moon jellyfish.
The Cubic Jellyfish Aquarium is illuminated by multicolour LED lights that can be altered to match the decoration of a room to give the impression of a living lava lamp.
Simon Garrett, of Reef Eden International in Southampton, says he has sold out of the new tanks and is struggling to keep up with demand.
He said: "Previously people couldn't keep them because the aquariums weren't available, and they can't be kept in normal fish tanks because jellyfish require a current to swim.
"The systems that were available before were one-offs for big aquariums. This meant it cost tens of thousands of pounds for an organisation to have one made, but now we are manufacturing 50 to 100 at a time, it has brought the cost down massively."
However the tanks still don't come cheap as they cost £775, while moon jellyfish have to be purchased separately at prices from £30 to £40 each.