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 #2130913


RedBlue
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 I need Tadpole help!

Hello, I purchased this tadpole about 3 months ago at a local pet shop here in Tampa Bay FL for $1. It’s been living in a 10 gallon tank with a heater and Whisper 20i filter, along with a few guppies and plants. The legs recently started coming in, however I noticed a lesion or hole developing on its side. I was wondering if anyone knew of any medications I could get to help the injury heal, and if they could possibly identify him.
Also, I have removed the small gravel since I took these pics, as I learned that they can swallow them and get injured.





03/07/10  05:08pm

 #2130919


RedBlue
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  Message To: RedBlue   In reference to Message Id: 2130913


 I need Tadpole help!

After some research, I’ve deduced that he is most likely a bullfrog tadpole, and the opening is for his gills. Is this correct?



03/07/10  05:23pm

 #2131504


BULLfrogz
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  Message To: RedBlue   In reference to Message Id: 2130919


 I need Tadpole help!

im not sure about the breed but youre correct about the holes. good thing to: Thats ALSO where his front legs form!! they grow in like pockets. when they get large and swollen and you see movement under the skin in that area, then you will see his front legs any day soon. Good luck on raising the little guy.



03/09/10  08:54pm

 #2141632


Tinetine
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  Message To: BULLfrogz   In reference to Message Id: 2131504


 I need Tadpole help!

i read today that toads usually grow slits or things that look like openings for there lungs to grow. i am recently owning some tadpoles.... urs looks alot bigger than mine. what kind is it?? i think mine are either barking tree frogs. or a type of small bull frog



04/18/10  11:03pm

 #2142875


Rattler989
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  Message To: Tinetine   In reference to Message Id: 2141632


 I need Tadpole help!

um yeah i dont even own to many tadpoles at one time except for now ( i found ove a million babies at a pons and caugh like oh 200-250) but hte hole is the othe front legs coming in. it jsu tpart of a tadpole growing up



04/23/10  05:13pm

 #2142975


Rattler989
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  Message To: Rattler989   In reference to Message Id: 2142875


 I need Tadpole help!

srry i cant type good



04/24/10  11:17am

 #2179776


Reptifreak42
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  Message To: Rattler989   In reference to Message Id: 2142975


 I need Tadpole help!

the tad pole is developing ears becouse it is the way of hearing i have 5 and most of them have the same type of thing







































































































10/08/10  02:33pm

 #2233474


Peeper gal
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  Message To: BULLfrogz   In reference to Message Id: 2131504


 Idea

DO NOT keep out algae that is tadpole food i have some spring peeper tadpoles in my swimming pool and i don’t need to feed them cause the eat the algae OK



08/20/11  02:56pm

 #2234223


Posted5
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  Message To: Peeper gal   In reference to Message Id: 2233474


 Idea

Its American Bullfrog,they live in my creek.I use to catch them as a kid.They take quite awhile to metamorphisize.Good luck on the hole though.



08/24/11  11:04pm


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