for those of you who have been keeping track of my blog entries on Triops, I have some really bad news to share.
Of the six Triops that hatched, I now only have one Triops left. 5 of them died and it was pretty saddening. From this experience, I learnt the following:
1) The more Triops you have, the bigger a tank you ought to have.
2) More Triops equals to more waste. In my case, the buildup of ammonia was so great that it wiped out most of my Triops.
3) Never try feeding live food to your Triops. I tried to experiment with the 2nd generation of Triops by feeding them live Daphnia. Although feeding the Triops with Daphnia made them grow pretty fast, the water condition was also getting quite intoxicated with the buildup of ammonia and Bacteria; both of which are lethal to the Triops.
4) When the water gets really cloudy, you ought to do a 75-80% water change.
*For now, I am just going to cross my fingers and pray that the one and only Triops I have left is a female so that she would be able to lay eggs and hatch a 3rd generation of Triops. I have seen it digging the sand recently so hopefully it will be good news.
Stay tuned for further updates on my Triops!
The One and Only Triops I have Left =(