Triops lifespan???

  1. b

    bluesky2111 Valued Member Member

    Today it's the first time I knew about the Triops. They were so cool, so I went ahead and looked them up for info. Then I was disappointed seeing how long their lifespan was. Most of them only made it to 90 days! I was wondering why they lived so short.
     
  2. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    I think it's because they're an annual species. They come from places where it's usually dry and then when a rain comes the eggs that have lain dormant hatch and the triops has to mature and reproduce before the puddles dry up again. Can't be hanging around!;)