Triops are always a fascination for every child. As the primeval crabs live for a relatively short time – usually up to three months – there is not too strong a bond with the animals, but the children learn to take on social responsibility for the first time. A very beautiful specimen among the Triops species is the Triops longicaudatus Red or Triops-Red longicaudatus. It gets its red colour from its own blood due to a genetic defect. Triops longicaudatus Red is an albino species of Triops longicaudatus and is only found in aquarium breeding. In the wild you will search for it in vain. As this Triops is related to Triops longicaudatus, both can be kept together in one tank.
After 14 days, the females start to lay eggs in the sand by burying them there. After the Triops have reached the end of their life, you and your children can dry the sand with the eggs, freeze them and then start breeding again on your own. It’s guaranteed never to be boring with your Triops in the aquarium.
Embark on this fascinating journey into the past and experience the fabulous prehistoric times in your living room!
“Triops longicaudatus Red” fact sheet:
Phylum: Arthropods (Arthropoda)
Subphylum: Crustaceans (Crustacea)
Size: 5 to 7 cm
Life expectancy: approx. 60 to 90 days
Temperature: 25 to 28° C
Scope of delivery:
- 1 x egg-sand mixture
- 1 x sachet spirulina powder
- 1 x sachet of staple food
- 1 x sachet of dried sea almond leaf pieces
- 1 x breeding instructions (in English)