Triops or prehistoric crustaceans is the genus that belongs to the dorsal shell order within the class of gilled crustaceans (Branchiopoda). The name Triops means "the three-eyed one" in Greek and is a living fossil.
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The prehistoric crab or Triops is a living fossil and was already swimming in pools where the dinosaurs trudged more than 200 million years ago.
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Triops live in puddles and pools of water created by seasonal rain showers and flooding.
In the wild, Triops feed on insects, tadpoles and plants. In the first few days of life, they obtain their food from bacteria and nutrients in the water. Young animals are fed spirulina powder and chlorella powder as well as decapsulated Artemia eggs in domestic breeding. Adult animals are fed solid food in the form of granulated food, pellets, food tablets, but also live food.
→ More information on feeding can be found in the main article: Feeding Triops.