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Feeding random tadpoles?

Postby Bernice » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:52 pm

Greetings!

A bit of insight from the amphibian keepers please? As Im a biology teacher... (dont ask me what I was thinking, I dont know myself...) I was thinking it would be nice to raise some tadpoles in my class... now my local garden center has a bunch of random little tadpoles in their lily pond that I can help myself too, but I dont know what to feed them! :smt017

I assume they are algae eating tadpoles, but can they be fed on something like fish flakes? or plecostomus algae wafers? or must I culture an algae covered rock for them?

A little insight please?
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Re: Feeding random tadpoles?

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:10 am

Yup, fish flakes will be just fine, I've raised hundreds of tadpoles on them.
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Re: Feeding random tadpoles?

Postby Bernice » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:32 pm

Thanks predator678!
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Re: Feeding random tadpoles?

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:41 pm

Sure, if you can get hold of any dragonfly nymphs, it's pretty cool to see them 'harpoon' and eat the tadpoles.
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Re: Feeding random tadpoles?

Postby Bernice » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Oooooh! I forgot about those! will keep my eyes open for them!
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