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tadpole size differences


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Posted by Mercedesherp on May 09, 2003 at 17:17:31:

In Reply to: tadpole size differences posted by ginevive on May 09, 2003 at 09:00:05:

:I have about 10 woodfrog tads in a 10g tank, definately not overcrowded. I am wondering why two/three of the tads are quite larger than the majority. They all get a chance to feed and I change half the water daily. Is it a hormonal/pheremonal thing? Also, while cleaning the tank, I fould one tad had been completely dissected and maybe half-eaten. I didn't know that wood frog tads were carnivorous. I am feeding them on crumbled fish flakes and boiled lettuce, and they do eat the algae I allow to grow on the tank walls. any help would be appreciated.

There will always be different size tads from any breeding. Some will be geneticly fast growers while others will hardly grow at all. Some will never morph into froglets and will die as tads. I would not feed boiled lettuce. Quality fish food flake supplemented with frehly collected decaying plant matter ( from the same pond ) will do much better. Did you get my message about your unusually colored wood frog? Hank



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