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are my tapoles eating?


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Posted by richie on May 13, 2003 at 09:28:21:

In Reply to: are my tapoles eating? posted by dartfrogs on May 12, 2003 at 22:45:11:


nothing really seems wrong here....tadpoles tend to be fairly docile a few days after hatching i.e. do very little...when they're ready they'll soon start eating and you'll start to see tadpole poop...

as for feeding.....this is a matter of debate....some people may just use spirulina powder, but you can also use chlorella....i have had success with sera micron (from herpsupplies.com) or eds tadpole food (edsflymeatinc.com)......i like to mix spirulina, sera micron, and crushed fish food, then mix this into a paste using water....let it dry and add flakes/or lumps.....these will sink to the bottom and act as a slow release.........you can feed little and often of add more and feed less often...its up to you......when 'gunk' starts to build up, just suck it out with a turkey baster, and replace the water.....you will start to get a feel after a while for a routine that suits you......try not to feed too heavily though as this will foul the water

rich

:hi all,
:i have few tapoles hatch few days ago. i have feed them crushed fish food.but i haven't see them eat, or they have eat so little that i didn't notice.how could i know that my tapoles are eating?and some people have use solely spirulina powder for their tapoles.and how much should i put into the water?
:thanks,
:phil





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