I've got some giant species of the popular "instant pet" Triops coming.
I will be attempting two large species: T. cancriformis (4.5") and T. australiensis green form (4.25")
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I was curious for those of you who have kept regular Triops (or maybe these giants) do they eat live aquarium plants? I know algae, waste and java moss but how about things like glossostigma, anubias and other macro plants?
Also, I like to feed live foods so which live foods does Triops like? Freshwater fairy shrimps, daphnia, etc. Will they eat fruit flies from the water surface?
Since these are ancient crustaceans will they need some calcium and iodine in their water? Most sites I can find only state reverse osmosis or distilled is needed for hatching but how about maintenance since these large species can go for 50-90 days before dying of old age.