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blueblue48 12-31-2006 05:09 PM

well my sister was throwing out some of those little triop crestasians that grow in like a day and only live a few weeks and then i was thinking, everyone feeds there fish little brine shrimp do you think it would hurt to feed them little triops? please comment back on this im really excited to hear yes or no.

GeraldFrye 12-31-2006 05:10 PM

They could definitely eat those, no doubt. Wouldn't expect superior nutritional value, but if you are wanting to feed it to them, it's fine.

blueblue48 12-31-2006 05:12 PM

cool cool thats good, i plan on sending in the 1 dollar shipping that you can if they dont grow to get another pack for fun. dont you think the little dudes would get pushed around or suckedin by the filter?

GeraldFrye 12-31-2006 05:14 PM

You can cover your filter with material to avoid that. I have seen a post on this site with a picture, I believe it was posted by crazie.eddie.

blueblue48 12-31-2006 05:16 PM

oo yeah some sponge material, ill need to do that anyways since i plan on putting them into my molly breeding tank im setting up.

GeraldFrye 12-31-2006 05:17 PM

That sounds like a great idea. You should post your progress.

blueblue48 12-31-2006 05:33 PM

i most definatly will :D but right now my 10 gallon molly breeding tank is cycling and i still need to buy a few more things for it and the triops. now im not sure if it will work since it says they need distilled water to grow and the fish tank water isnt distilled, but ill scoop some out and try to grow them in a jar the first time.

GeraldFrye 12-31-2006 06:11 PM

It's worth a try, cheap enough anyways.

Jaysn 01-02-2007 08:13 PM

Triops won't hatch in anything but distilled water, at least in my experience. They live in desert puddles, and won't hatch if there are signs of any other life in their puddle, so they won't get eaten. If you're going to breed them, you can wait for your first batch to lay eggs, then when they die off (or you pick them out to feed to fish) you can let the water they're in evaporate out. The eggs should stick to the walls of the tank, and you can collect them to start over. They're neat little critters.

blueblue48 01-02-2007 08:46 PM

yeah i was thinking of just picking out the little triops when they get to be a good size and throwing them into my platy tank so the babies will have a little more nutrition.

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