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Triops

Take your chance at keeping and raising ancient aquatic life with our expansive category dedicated to pet triops for sale. Sold as triop eggs, simply add to water and wait for them to hatch.

Are Triops Easy To Keep?

Both triops and sea monkeys require minimal care, making them perfect for children and beginners or those who don’t want a high-maintenance pet. Triops generally just need a tank with filtered water and a heat source, and they’re good to go. They’re also not particularly fussy about food and will eat almost anything organic, from vegetables to pellets, which can easily be found in pet stores or even your own kitchen. Sea monkeys are even simpler; all you have to do is add the eggs to water, and they practically raise themselves. Just a pinch of their special food from time to time is all that’s required for their care.

Why Should You Like Triops?

There’s something inherently fascinating about keeping a living fossil as a pet, and that’s precisely what triops offer. These prehistoric crustaceans have been around for over 200 million years, meaning they’ve witnessed Earth’s evolutionary history unfold. When you’re looking at a triops, you’re essentially looking at a creature that swam alongside dinosaurs. It’s like having a tiny piece of natural history right in your own home. Triops are easy to care for and require minimal equipment, which makes them perfect for children, people new to keeping pet arthropods and invertebrates, or anyone curious about ancient animals. They provide not just a unique pet-keeping experience but also an educational one, as they can be an excellent starting point for learning about evolution, survival mechanisms, and life cycles. Their hardy nature and ease of care are just added bonuses, making triops a brilliant and accessible pet for anyone interested in delving into these awesome little critters.

The Basics Of Triop Care.

Starting with triops is quite straightforward and doesn’t require a massive investment or extensive know-how, but you’ll want to make sure you’re doing it in a way that provides a good environment for these little creatures. A small tank of at least 1 to 2 gallons (about 4-8 litres) is usually adequate for a small batch of triops. A thin layer of sand or gravel at the bottom of the tank will not only make your setup more attractive, but it will also give the triops a place to forage. Dechlorinated tap water or distilled water is a must, as chlorine can harm triops. Triops are accustomed to warm environments, so a water heater that can maintain a temperature of around 68-77°F (20-25°C) is recommended. A thermometer will help you monitor this. These critters need plenty of light to thrive. Natural sunlight works, but a basic aquarium light also does the trick. They’re not fussy eaters, but specially formulated triops food is available. You can also supplement this with vegetables like carrot or potato slices.

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