Triops will eat anything and are not picky about food. Cannibalism is quite normal for Triops, so they will sometimes eat their siblings as well as plants and other food.
As Triops have a very fast metabolism, they have to be fed by the breeder in domestic breeding. Triops do not have teeth, so they feed through the yolk sac in the first days of life. They obtain their food from the nutrients and bacteria contained in the water. Triops are fed with spirulina powder or chlorella powder for the first time about 48 hours after hatching.
Spirulina algae powder for young Triops
Our spirulina algae powder is excellent for providing the young animals with optimal nutrition through the first days of life. The spirulina powder has a high proportion of proteins (approx. 60 percent) and carbohydrates with a fat content of about ten percent.
It is important not to overfeed the Triops, as they can quickly suffer death from overfeeding. In addition, water turbidity can occur. Bacteria will develop after a short time due to rotting caused by uneaten food and will negatively affect the water quality. A toothpick tip of the food is perfectly sufficient. The food can either be placed directly on the water surface or mixed with water in a test tube, pulled out with a pipette and the mixture sprayed into the tank. The second option has the advantage that the food is distributed throughout the entire tank and is therefore easier for the Triops to find.
As it is very fine, the spirulina algae powder is suitable for all types of primeval crabs as well as brine shrimp, fairy shrimp and clam shells.
Decapsulated Artemia eggs as a transitional food
After four days of feeding with the spirulina algae powder, solid food should not be fed immediately. It is still too big for the Triops and the Spirulina algae powder is no longer sufficient as food. For this reason, the Triops get hungry and eat each other. But there is a solution: decapsulated Artemia eggs. This food is suitable for a transition period of ten days and has a higher nutritional value than the spirulina powder. However, it is smaller and more digestible than food sticks or granulated food, which is fed as the main food from about 14 days. Decapsulated Artemia eggs are rich in vitamins, high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
With the decapsulated Artemia eggs you create an optimal basis for strong and healthy primeval crayfish.
Crude protein: 62%
Crude ash: 5%
Crude fat: 20%
Crude fibre: 3%
High quality food sticks for healthy Triops
After about 14 days of feeding with the spirulina powder and the decapsulated Artemia eggs, food sticks are used. Our floating food sticks are designed for species-appropriate feeding, contain natural ingredients and ensure the Triops’ well-being. The food sticks contain sufficient dietary fibre as well as vitamins and microelements.
With our high-quality floating food sticks, you create an optimal basis for strong and healthy primeval crayfish.
Crude protein: 33%
Crude ash: 8.5%
Crude fat: 4%
Crude fibre: 4%
Scope of delivery:
- 2 x sachets spirulina algae powder
- 2 x sachets of decapsulated Artemia eggs
- 2 x sachets of floating food sticks
Complete feed for primeval crayfish
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