View Full Version : raising triops

29th October 2007, 01:16
im trying to raise triops for my asorted newts and im having a hard time getting them started due to the larvae not being able to get enough algea cysts. do you know if i could put in liquifed spinach or the algea used to feed brine shrimp instead to feed the newly hatched larvae?

29th October 2007, 01:44
I raise triops quite a bit (not for food). I had good luck with just any old sinking fish food pellet that I can get from a petstore. When the triops are small I just crush the pellet very fine.

Also what size newt are you feeding the triops to? Triops can get up to two inches in length and are know to be able to eat amphibians. Also triops thrive in warm water so I'm not sure how well they would survive in cold temperatures that caudates live in for long periods of time.

I'm not sure how much nutrients they'd offer to caudates either. If you get it to work I'd be interested to hear how it turns out.

Also, why triops? There are plenty of other perfect foods for newts. By all means give it a go, but is there any special reason why you want to feed them triops?

30th October 2007, 18:23
These things seem pretty interesting, I'm going to grow them for fun...

30th October 2007, 19:34
Yeah you should. They are a great pastime and are a lot of fun. I currently have one too.

31st October 2007, 02:52
the reason i raise them is because they reproduce so quickly and they look nice in certain tropical newt tanks.

31st October 2007, 11:05
So you don't feed them? But yes, they would look nice in a tropical tank. I hear that if you have enough of them in one tank they can keep it fairly clean.

31st October 2007, 19:05
their occasionaly eaten mostly if im going away once they finish all the black worms they some times eat one.

6th January 2008, 16:20
I thought a Triops would mike a nice addition to my larval smallmouth sallies tank. Triops and fairy shrimp are found naturally where this salamander was collected.


6th February 2009, 05:13
What is that spikey thing??


6th February 2009, 06:26
What is that spikey thing??


It's a seed pod.