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Live Jellyfish Pet Breeding Business - UK Jellyfish

  • Leasehold Price: £57,000  Price Reduced arrow_drop_down
  • Annual Turnover: £57,000
  • Annual Net Profit: £26,000
Seller Reference: PAX01299730893
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UK Jellyfish - As seen on ITV, BBC and featured on BBC Radio 1...

This is the opportunity to purchase an already profitable business that is expanding rapidly.

"UK Jellyfish supply live jellyfish, design and manufacture aquarium’s and accessories"

The aquatic market is quickly growing with millions of customers keeping a range of fish. The industry has already seen a large increase in marine fish sales now customers are looking for something new!

Jellyfish are very unique. Starting life as a polyp, which looks like a small anemone or plant. Then when the conditions are correct the polyps begin to go through a process called strobilation. The polyp A-sexually splits into 5-12 disks which in time pulse away from the main polyp stalk.
These small disks are called ephyra, or juvenile medusa jellyfish. With regular feeding the jellyfish can grow to saleable size within two months.

The process may sound difficult, however everything can be monitored and triggered at any time. This triggering process is the secret that prevents anyone else from breeding jellyfish. All trade secrets included in the sale.

Jellyfish feed on live baby brine shrimp. We have the equipment available to train you how to feed the jellyfish, also included in the sale.

Our Jellyfish are a warm water variety of moon jellyfish which live at room temperature making them far simpler to keep for domestic customers. Combined with the specialised tank the amateur fish keeper can now own these exotic creatures.

Jellyfish are very delicate creatures, they need to be constantly moving in the aquarium. The tanks need to have curved edges so that the jellyfish are protected from being damaged. For this reason the likelihood of aquaria sales is very high as jellyfish will not live in a regular aquarium.

The Medusa range aquariums are manufactured to our specification in the UK. Design's, branding & manufacturer details are part of the sale. These aquariums are our own design and the rights to the design are included in the sale.

Jellyfish as pets are a new and exciting market. With only one other supplier in the UK (see, the market is ready to explode!

Can breeding jellyfish actually be profitable?

Yes, it can! In 2018 we reported a turnover of £57K, and a profit of £26K which is an average of a 48% profit margin. The business is increasing every year with a percentage increase of 268% from 2017 - 2018!

What do you get?

Dry goods that are used in the breeding process:

Polyp Aquariums x 3
Large Jellyfish Holding Aquariums x 12
Heater/cooler, power head, filter sump units
Reverse Osmosis system, IBC’s x 2
Polyp Barrack system
PVC Piping system
Sump, Filtration.
Industrial Brine Shrimp Hatcheries x 2
Sump Unit, Pump & Piping system
Air Pumps, Piping & Heaters

Accessories (Ready To Re-sell):

Water Treatment Chemicals (Prodibio) x 50
Brine Shrimp Hatcheries (JBL) x 6
Water Barrels x 50
Salinity Testers, Pipettes, cleaning accessories. etc…

Tank stock (Ready To Re-sell):

10 x Medusa 45 Aquarium’s
15 x Medusa Desktop Aquarium’s

Dry good assets included in the sale amount to approximately £8,500.

Live stock:

Estimated 6000 Polyps.

Each polyp has the ability to produce 5-12 ephyra (Baby Jellyfish) every month.
Minimum of 5 ephyra per polyp x 7000 polyps is 35,000 ephyra!
(Ephyra can retail at a minimum of £10 each!)

Live (Swimming) Jellyfish x 1000

Live good's assets amount to approximately £15,000. (Assigning a value of £10 per swimming jellyfish)

*Please note that we are still trading up until point of sale the quantities will fluctuate dependent on stock supply.

How We Advertise…

UK Jellyfish Website

Included in the sale is our beautiful website This is where the majority of our sales are generated. Most of our traffic is organic, we do have Adwords campaigns that support our customer reach. welcomes on average 3300 visitors each month. With room for more optimised SEO the website is really the key to UK Jellyfish’s future success.

Our website has many fantastic features which include the following.

- Product Pages

We’ve taken the time to capture detailed eye catching images of our products. As well as using videos to engage & educate our visitors UK Jellyfish is a database of helpful information for ones looking into the hobby.

Quick checkout using PayPal, and major Credit and Debit cards gives customers easy options to make payment.

- Trade Login Area

UK Jellyfish have valued trade customers that can purchase directly from the password protected trade login. This makes it easy for our trade customer’s to buy Livestock and aquariums in bulk. We offer drop shipping services directly to our trade account holders customer’s address.

- MailChimp Integration

The Website gives the option to all users to add their email addresses to our “Keep in contact” lists. Customers can opt in or out at checkout inline with GDPR regulations.
Currently we have a database of 470 (and rising) loyal users who’ve opted into our email database and frequently receive Jellyfish updates.

- eBay Integration

All of our products on the website are fed directly to eBay to be listed on their vast marketplace. This optimises our google presence & overall reach to customers in the Aquatic market.

- USA Website

We also have a US version of UK Jellyfish! is our way of connecting with customers overseas!
We have strong relations with companies in The US that drop ship all of our orders received through the USA site version. To optimise efficiency we have set up an automated drop shipping system that send's the orders through to our suppliers in the USA who then complete the order.

This strategy can be adapted to more website versions. We have plans in place for an Italian, Spanish and general EU site version.

- email address

- Standing relationships, our valued trade account holders such as Charterhouse Aquatics, Aquacadabra, Mansfield Aquatics, Maidenhead Windsor, Aqualease and many more are included in the sale for a retail outlet into brick and mortar stores.

TV, Magazines & Press releases

UK Jellyfish have been featured on ITV in the past to showcase our weird and wonderful creatures. We’ve been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Carlisle Living, Village Link, Chronicle Live, ABC, NBC, Fox News, PDW, BBC Look North News, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Cumbria and more!


Currently UK Jellyfish is running out of a residential dwelling. The buyer will need a premises of their own. The breeding arrangement takes up approximately 20m2.

General business workings.

UK Jellyfish is run by myself, Rory Fox, and my wife, Kharis Fox. There are no other employees. The business is listed as a Partnership.

Why am I selling the business?

Honestly, its with regret that I'm leaving UK Jellyfish. For personal reasons I'm relocating with my family to Europe.


"How do you deliver jellyfish to customers?" - APC Overnight offer a Live Fish next day delivery service!
"Who's your target market?" - Odd people who love jellyfish! Aquarium's, Aquatic stores, Universities & many more wonderful customers!


In review, this is a profitable and rapidly expanding business with so much potential. A prospective buyer should be determined to succeed at the breeding process. Jellyfish are amazing creatures and its only a matter of time before they become extremely popular in this vast aquatic market.

We hope to hear from you soon,

Kind regards Rory Fox, UK Jellyfish.
Trading hours:
9-5pm weekdays
Number of employees:
Support and Training:
We offer training to the prospective buyer, to be agreed upon at point of sale. We will arrange to help with moving and setting up the equipment with the buyer and will be more than happy to provide support even after the point of sale.
Location Details:
Jellyfish breeding premises are located in Carlisle, Cumbria however the whole set up can be relocated anywhere in the country. We expect the whole workings of the business could fit into a luton Van.
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