They are growing very well.
This is a discussion on Breeding Xenopus laevis within the Aquatic Clawed Frogs forums, part of the Frogs & Toads category; They al have dark eyes and some have some pigment on the backs. But we will see. The male is ...
They al have dark eyes and some have some pigment on the backs. But we will see. The male is albino and the female a wild type.
They are growing well, so the mix of spirulina and algeatablets is working fine I supose.
They are growing very well.
I have X. tadpoles the first time too! They look the same but a bit larger. The largest ones already have little whiskers. Both parents are wild type but I got some white, black eyed tads too! I wanted to ask what color morphs they will be as frogs just before I read this thread I feed them with spinach on one day and JBL turtle granulate on the other which I hope negates the ill effects of feeding spinach.
My tadpoles are starting to develope hind leggs. Here is a video, I wil try to make some new photo´s too.
I think it might be tough to tell eye color on the little "albino" ones. I was in the fish store the other day and they had some newly morphed albino froglets. I stared at their eyes for a good 5 minutes trying to decide if they were red or not. I decided they must just be regular albinos, their eyes looked dark at first glance, but if you looked hard enough there was a slight reddish hue.
Their eyes may turn more red in the next few weeks, especially if dad is a regular albino.
I have a strange albino that has red eyes, but some darker pigment on his back. I'm still not sure if he's reticulated or not. I thought that reticulateds had dark eyes.
That's him on the left.
Yes, I think the eye colour will change too. The most developed one already has some reddish in his eyes.
It´s kinda strange cause with axolotls you can tell on day 1 if they are white or albino.
Congrats! Mine started to morph too. But unlike yours they are quite thin at this time, only a few weeks later become fat/muscular. I think maybe the tadpole food is not nutritious enough (?) (spinatch, turtle food, krill and green asparagus liquidized). Also the fully morphed ones attack and kill ones with tail (I have a separate tank for froglets, but I put almost morphed "frogpoles" in it too until the first lethal attack). I got hundreds of tadpoles but even if I separated them into several tanks and containers with adequate water parameters, many of then doesn't grow and slowly die off. Next time I may try to save only a handful (I could sell them all if all thousand animals would have stayed alive until and after morphing, that's not a problem). My light coloured ones are seem to be golden albinos with black eyes.
xxianxx: some people say their tads died off caused by malnutrion/liver problems because spinatch, but some say it's ok. I thought it won't hurt to combine it with some seemingly nutritious stuff.
I fed my tadpoles spirulina tablets and algea tablets crushed into powder.
Once they become little frogs I feed them frozen bloodworms.
Sander your guys are look damn good. I knew the algae type diet would be stellar. That's all they would get as a filter feeder in the wild anyway. Algae is packed with protein.
Albino means they have no pigment, the red is just the blood you see through the cells.
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