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 #1697612


Frogboy1
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 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

what do spring peepers tadpoles and froglets eat? do they need a certian temperature? do they like a dirty bowl? HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!



04/10/08  02:20pm

 #1697838


Kyoss
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  Message To: Frogboy1   In reference to Message Id: 1697612


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Spring Peeper Tadpoles:
-A 5 Gal or so Container. (Depends on how many you have)
-They will eat: Fish Food Flakes, Algae Disks, Or just thinks in the tank.
-The warmer it is the faster they will grow most of the time. I keep mine about 68-70 depending on surrounding temp
-Use Dechlorinated Water, I like to use Start-Right Frog Walmart. It’s About 3 dollars.
-I provide a UVB Light even though its not required
-I would put in some stones or thinks they can climb on after they morph to Froglets.
-Do daily Half Water Changes. This is like draining half out and refilling to keep the water nice looking and a better habitat for them to grow in.

Spring Peeper Froglets:
-I would use a 10 gal Aquarium with a secure Lid to prevent escape, Because they are Treefrogs so...
-I would provide them a small water bowl with Papertowl for the substrate. (Make sure you change the Papertowl damp and change it every other day.)
-You can provide a fake vine or a plant bought at the store. (DON’T USE WOOD AND PLANTS FROM OUTSIDE AS IT CAN CARRY PARASITES AND MITES)
-Mist the tank heavily but lightly a few times a day to keep the humidity up.
-You need to provide a UVB Light that will provide for natural day light, keep the humidity up and it will insure they don’t get bone disease.
-For food, I would provide wingless Fruitflys and after a week of them i would give them pinhead Crickets.

If you need anymore information or are confused somewhere, or just need advice... Send me a PM and ill be glad to help out.


-Cody



04/10/08  05:12pm

 #1697869


Frogboy1
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  Message To: Kyoss   In reference to Message Id: 1697838


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

I mean they aren’t my pets but what do they eat in the wild



04/10/08  05:39pm

 #1698058


Kyoss
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  Message To: Frogboy1   In reference to Message Id: 1697869


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Anything like plants, Algae off of like plants, sticks, rocks, anything.. they just eat it.



04/10/08  07:48pm

 #1698253


Emmyboo911
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  Message To: Kyoss   In reference to Message Id: 1698058


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Boil some spinich and let cool. make sure it is nice and gooey like alge!



04/10/08  09:45pm

 #1698599


Frogboy1
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  Message To: Emmyboo911   In reference to Message Id: 1698253


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Thanx that was really helpful



04/11/08  07:40am

 #2010787


Dsglisw
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  Message To: Kyoss   In reference to Message Id: 1697838


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Can I put them in my yard? Would they be happier in or by the lake or I have a creek or woods? Thanks for your help. Debbie



05/25/09  11:47am

 #2307667


Tshoelace
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  Message To: Dsglisw   In reference to Message Id: 2010787


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

Outside in the lake, creek, pond, there may be water scorpions. They are predator insects and there are 2 kinds, 1 is leaf shaped and the other is stick shaped.

I found a huge one, stick shaped and body 4 inches long, in my larger pond, about 125 gallons. I usually put my goldfish in the pond for the summer and back in the inside aquarium in the winter. This year I bought more feeder goldfish, to eat the mosquito larvae, and they seemed to be dieing horribly.

Water scorpions have a beak that they use to inject venom into their prey to sedate and then eat it. They eat tadpoles, small fish, mosquito larvae, and other water insects.

If I were you, I’d wait until the tadpoles were almost frogs before putting them out in the wild.



07/20/14  05:07pm

 #2313498


Annabeth
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  Message To: Kyoss   In reference to Message Id: 1697838


 CARING FOR SPRING PEEPER TADPOLES HELP!!!!!!

I have 14 in a tank that can hold at least 15 gallons but I only have 2 gallons in it. I have been feeding them lettuce and I don’t have a heater for the tank. I’m using Saran Wrap as a lid right now. I’m not sure if I was right to do that. I am open to tips.



05/04/15  03:39pm


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