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Sea monkeys can be fun, easy to care for, and educational. However, there are lesser known pets that are arguably more fun, much more educational, and just as easy to care for. Triopses grow much larger in size, are more interesting looking (they have three eyes!) and have more educational value. They’ve been on earth for so many millions of years, sometimes they are described as living fossils.Plus, they’re better for impatient kids. When they’re still growing they double in size every day.In short, this summarizes the coolness factor: Sea monkeys are just brine shrimp. Triopses will eat brine shrimp.
I gave this toy three stars because it’s still basically a good product.
Triops Triassic Triops Deluxe Complete Living Creature Kit
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My sea monkeys just had babies! They’re super fun and I just really like pretending that i can raise things… But yeah! The Sea Monkeys are great, they got big, my original ones have been around for close to two months and now there are little baby specks! Oh! And if you’re that sort of person, you can watch them mate.
I have had no luck at all with the full kits with the tanks included, I tried 3 separate times and all three times ended in failure, once it got knocked off the counter, once I have baby monkeys and the temps dropped drastically and they froze to death, and the last time…. They just never hatched.
I had almost given up.
I thought maybe the TANK is the problem for me, I do find it rather ugly, and it’s shape lends to accidents waiting to happen, wide and thin and tall, like a domino. And the color schemes aren’t very “grown up” neon green, baby blue, pink?! So I bought a small Lee’s Betta Hex Keeper, it holds 24 ounces of water. I then ordered two packets of sea-monkeys, each packet needs 10 ounces to work. I followed the directions, using 20 ounces in the betta keeper and leaving the gravel out (the monkeys might get stuck or crushed in the gravel).
4 days later I have a populations EXPLOSION!!! I have so many monkeys I can’t even COUNT them!!
I highly suggest if you don’t like the look of the sea-monkeys tanks, don’t get discouraged, try something else, there’s a TON of “betta tanks” here on amazon that would work fantastically for sea-monkeys! All you have to do is be sure to measure how much water you are putting in it. And use distilled water, it works 1000x better.
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