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Blaxicanlatino 09-19-2008 09:42 AM

I bought some trips about 2 days ago and I see them hatching and stuff but i nticed a thin layer of mucus like stuff on top. What is this? should I be concerned?

iamntbatman 09-19-2008 01:07 PM

Not sure what that is. What kind of tank do you have them in? I read that after they grow up and die (they only live about 90 days), you can empty the tank and leave the gravel in there to dry for a few months, then add more distilled water to the tank. They will have laid more eggs so you'll get another batch of them! You can keep doing this over and over, apparently.

Do you have any pictures? I've always wanted some of these guys.

Amphitrite 09-19-2008 03:56 PM

My niece kept triops for a while, but I never saw them. If you could post some pictures up that would be fantastic :)

It'sJames 09-19-2008 03:57 PM

Do you mean the mucus is on the water's surface?

I used to keep these things... I've totally forgotton about them until I saw this post. They were neat little buggers. Makes me want to go get some more.

Blaxicanlatino 09-21-2008 07:13 PM

yeah its on the surface, there currently in a 1 liter tank thing that came in a kit until they get older. there only about 6 days old and are about the size of my pinky finger nail

It'sJames 09-21-2008 08:15 PM

Have you changed the water since you set it up? I'm not sure if you can use an airstone with triops, but that would help the water circulation and probably stop the mucus buildup on the surface.

Blaxicanlatino 09-21-2008 08:31 PM

i just stick a small turkey baster and blow bubbles in every once in awhile and suck up any excess food. I think it may be infusioa from the detirus

Blaxicanlatino 09-29-2008 09:15 AM

well now their about half the size of my thomb, do you think i should release them into the aquarium? will they get along with the ghost shrimp?

okiemavis 09-29-2008 10:03 PM

They'll most likely kill your ghost shrimp...I think they're not really very friendly with anything, including eachother.

Blaxicanlatino 09-30-2008 09:04 AM

thats what I thought lol.

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