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Triops Longicaudatus (Dino Shrimp)

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#1 LexAgate

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 11:55 PM

Hey all, just posting out of curiosity.

Has anyone here kept Triops longicaudatus also known as Dino shrimp? They're a fresh water crustacean, I was going to see if I could get some breeding and supporting themselves in a 64L tank.

I heard they are perfect food for any fish, so on the side if I'm over run I can watch them get eaten alive like a true psycho or maybe pass some on to others so we can get a good spread of these little guys around!

Any tips, tricks or general experience is greatly appreciated!

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#2 Ageofaquariums

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 12:33 PM

Yes, I currently keep them in my little moss and mist tank.


You will get better egg hatch rate the more pure the water you soak them in, so RO or demineralised.


You will also find that, as a food source they take way way way longer than brineshrimp or cherry shrimp.

Not that much meat on them really.

As a live food.....  alright I suppose. But they aint good enough that everyone is going to do them.


They seem to love NLS pellets.

Less food is, as always, better than too much.

#3 LexAgate

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 04:31 PM

I read a fair bit of them being good when they are a bit younger, so I'm thinking once they are half size 3 weeks or so, I'll start feeding them, I'm sure they'll be a good little side hobby and it will be easy to keep them in a tank!

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#4 Peckoltia

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 05:42 PM

I have seen these for sale on Gumtree from time to time.

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