Triops cancriformis eggs are renowned for their resilience and ease of hatching, often requiring just a splash of dechlorinated water to spring to life within 24 to 72 hours. These eggs have a built-in survival mechanism that allows them to remain dormant in dry conditions for extended periods, ensuring a high hatch rate when introduced to a suitable environment. Once hatched, the triops grow incredibly fast, reaching near-adult sizes within a couple of weeks, making them one of the quickest and simplest aquatic pets to raise from egg to adult. Triops cancriformis make for a unique and relatively hassle-free pet, ideal for those looking to dip their toes into keeping pet invertebrates or simply wishing to own a living piece of natural history. These little triops are low maintenance are highly adaptable and not particularly fussy about their living conditions. You won’t need a huge, complicated setup—a simple tank of around 1 to 2 gallons (4-8 litres) can suffice. They also don’t require an elaborate diet; triops food available in pet stores, along with occasional vegetable scraps like carrots or potatoes, will keep them content. Triops cancriformis are particularly fascinating because they can grow relatively large compared to other species, reaching lengths of up to 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm). The name ‘cancriformis’ actually translates to ‘crab-shaped’. Having only minimal care requirements and a fascinating history as living fossils, Triops cancriformis are perfect for anyone—from kids to adults—interested in keeping a pet that is both easy to look after and endlessly interesting. Triops cancriformis are a top choice.