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I need some answers. Will triops hatch under a battery powered book light in a 8-16 oz deli cup? And can a betta survive in 70 degree water? I plan to get a heater soon, but the house is made in the 1960s and most of them are not safe. So can he survive for a few months?
 

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Ooh, triops! I've always wanted them but every time I've tried, they've died because of poor water quality. When hatching them, the water needs to be nearly pristine--they're invertebrates like shrimp and traces of copper are deadly to them. A book light is a bit small, but the key to it is that the light must be on 24 hours a day for 2 days.
Temperature is also important. If it's colder than 70F then the triops hatchlings may die.

A betta needs water warmed than 70F. A few months hovering in the low 70s will lower your betta's immune system and it will become prone to sickness, sluggishness.
 

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I tried triops by turning on the light for 12 hours a day and 6-7 of them hatched. Also, is their another way to heat the betta's water?
 

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My book light/triops container is enclosed in a shoe box ventilated. This is to allow the light to be in the box more concentrated. Will this work? I have recently just put the eggs in the natural spring water. I plan to raise triops by using a few deli cups(16 oz) and putting sand in one of them to allow the triops to breed, resulting in infinite eggs. Would that work too?
 
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