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my son received two tadpols today fron a fsmily friend. i was wondering if anyone gad good info or website for what a tsdpol rank should have
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I raise Bullfrog tadpoles every year. I just drop them into one of my established tanks. Be extremely careful when moving them as they are easy to injure internally, and do not put them in a tank with fish that may nip at them. They prefer lots of plants to hide under and an established tank with algae to munch on. Once they start absorbing their tail they will stop eating. After they are done metamorphosing they need to be removed quickly or they will eat any small fish you may have or starve to death. You'll know when it's time to take them out because they'll try to get out of the water or always hang out at the top of the tank.

When you remove them, you can release them into an area where they are found naturally or build a terrarium/vivarium to house them. Never release non-native species as frogs can be extremely invasive and destroy an ecosystem. The specifications for a terrarium/vivarium will depend on the species of frog.

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Here are some of the american bullfrog tadpoles, in my 55 this year, and in the 20 last year. These are around 5 inches long. They are awesome for kids... my 3 year old is glued to the tank when they are in there. Better than glued to the TV. They usually take around 2 months to change completely, then I release them into my pond, which has bullfrogs naturally.





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Nice setup for your tadpoles.

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first time tadpole tank

thsnks for the info. this is my current setup for the two tadpols. one of them already has his backlegs out i would appreicate anything else i should add to the tankClick image for larger version

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