Ten Things You Need to Know About Jellyfish, Our Gelatinous Frenemies

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7. They make crappy pets.

They grow like they're on steroids, die within weeks, eat voraciously, and constantly run into the walls of their tanks. Worst pets ever? Not in Japan, where people often keep individual jellies at home. "They are pretty high-maintenance, so you have to have a gentle touch," Graham says.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.