Triops Longicaudatus "Black Beauty"
Triops Longicaudatus Black lives in North and South America. This species is one of the "younger" types of triops, of which "younger" is of course relative: also Triops Longicaudatus should already have at least 100 million years under its belt. But unlike Triops Cancriformis, which is already 220 million years old, Triops Longicaudatus is still a baby. The species is probably a hybrid of Triops Newberryi and Triops Granarius, which crossed a long time ago when the continents of Earth were even closer together. Triops Longicaudatus is the most common type of triopsy species on the market. Even the major manufacturers use them for their commercially-made sets, as they are very easy to hold and therefore well suited for beginners. This Triops species grows very fast and is therefore very nice to watch especially for children, as they can be observed every day while growing. While other types of Triops focus almost exclusively on digging in the sand, Triops longicaudatus love to swim very fast. The Triops Longicaudatus is an attraction in every aquarium and fun for the whole family.
Size: 4 - 8 cm
Color: Dark Gray - Black / Brown Legs
Temperature: 22 - 24 ° C
Life expectancy: 60 - 90 days
Hatching rate: about every 4th - 5th egg hatches
1 breeding stock (egg-sand mixture) contains approx. 50 Triops Longicaudatus "Black Beauty" eggs