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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Not tadpoles .... :(

So, I was staring at the little boogers and I spied fins. Crap.Oh well, im hoping for baby bluegills. Ill move this to the "other fish" section and start a new thread.

That is soo sad!No tadpoles, just sewers? I like sanitary towns but honestly...

Anywho... I need to create an album and all that junk.... fun. Im gonna need help raising my baby fishies so stick around! Thanks!
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So, I was staring at the little boogers and I spied fins. Crap.Oh well, im hoping for baby bluegills. Ill move this to the "other fish" section and start a new thread.

That is soo sad!No tadpoles, just sewers? I like sanitary towns but honestly...

Anywho... I need to create an album and all that junk.... fun. Im gonna need help raising my baby fishies so stick around! Thanks!
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Can I just hijack a sec? We still have lots of streams round here and I'd love to watch a tadpole grow into a frog (and then release it back into the wild, of course), but what do you need to care for them? I'd only catch a couple.

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Can I just hijack a sec? We still have lots of streams round here and I'd love to watch a tadpole grow into a frog (and then release it back into the wild, of course), but what do you need to care for them? I'd only catch a couple.
You can go to the source, and get the huge globs of algae they are found in for them. Just be sure not to let anything in like a dragonfly larvae (are there dragonflies in Australia?!), anything large that could eat the tadpole. The algae should have tons of little bugs and stuff.
Alternatively, you can buy frog pellets from the pet store, and crush that. But I'd be sure to include some wild food, and gradually wean off pellets before releasing it back into the wild. Since, well there's no pellets in the wild and it should know what to look for. :D

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You can go to the source, and get the huge globs of algae they are found in for them. Just be sure not to let anything in like a dragonfly larvae (are there dragonflies in Australia?!), anything large that could eat the tadpole. The algae should have tons of little bugs and stuff.
Alternatively, you can buy frog pellets from the pet store, and crush that. But I'd be sure to include some wild food, and gradually wean off pellets before releasing it back into the wild. Since, well there's no pellets in the wild and it should know what to look for. :D
Sounds good! My dad's on board with this, but I'm pretty sure I'll never convince my mother. :p Would a 3 gal tank be ok for a couple?
And yes, we do have dragonflies. :p No frog pellets, though. I'd have to keep them on a wild diet constantly (no bad thing, of course).

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Yes, 3 gallons will be fine for I'm guessing 5. They need lot's of water changes, of course (remember that in a natural environment ammonia/nitrite/nitrate are usually not present).
The wild food is good, because depending on the species, tadpoles are vegetarian/carnivorous/omnivorous. I think most are omnivores.. Even so keep lot's of small water bugs present. When they get larger, you can start catching/buying small crickets for them. At the first sign of legs I'd set up some land source for them.
If at any point they don't seem to be growing, I'd supplement with some fish food just in case. :D

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