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Old 04-09-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 
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OMG Tadpoles??? Help!

My mom's adf's had babies! This was in no way planned, and now we have 6 little tadpoles that we've relocated to an old .5 gallon. Looking at pictures, they appear to be about 5 or 6 days old. We're going to petco tomorrow, so what should we get?
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #2 
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you'll want tadpole food if you don't have any yet. It's basically super soft pellets. Maybe a larger tank, each one will need a gallon full grown. Tadpoles also like a lot of cover from plenty of plants.

Really just the usual stuff any baby needs.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:49 PM   #3 
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Thanks :) Their parents are in a two-gallon, it's just that a .5 was all we had lying around. I'm going to see to getting a larger tank tomorrow, and a 10 gal for all of them if the tadpoles survive.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:46 PM   #4 
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Heck, that is cool :) are they super cute?
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:50 PM   #5 
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Yuppers, of course xD You can't really see what they look like from above, but when you peer at them from below they have these little patches of irredescence. And they are TINY. Smaller than sea monkeys. My mom just gave them a bit of extremely crushed betta flake food with dried bloodworms and shrimp, and they seem to be eating it.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:06 AM   #6 
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That's really kwl I actually had tadpoles once myself...... feed them soaked dogfood mine loved it just make sure the water doesn't get to dirty or that will cause a large fatality. I put a tadpole in my tank once with my Brutal Fire- betta he first tried to eat one then spit it out then he never messed with the other ones. Oh, I forgot the most important part!!!!!!!!! Make sure to use an airstone lightly or they will die. From lack of oxygen.


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Old 04-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #7 
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I wouldn't use dogfood just because it has so much potentially non-fish friendly stuff, especially dog food that isn't organic.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #8 
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Well, I've counted five of the six of them alive this morning, and they were chowing down on another meal. They are so cute!
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #9 
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Yay! So happy to hear they are eating. That is a really great sign. It is going to be soo cool seeing them develop their arms and legs!
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:25 AM   #10 
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It is! And my mom found the sixth one, so they're all here! I'm going to try to get more pictures :)
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