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    Default Feeding tropicalis in a large paludarium

    I have a large (4'x8'x6') planted paludarium. The lower section is water, and I have planted pots siting in the water. It isn't glass; it is wood, with a pond liner holding the water. In the water are some Silurana tropicalis. They have lots of space, and lots of plants and pots to hide amongst.
    The problem? I hardly ever see them, and am having a hard time feeding them. When I offer them pellets or earthworms, they take off and hide. If I leave food in there, it seems to either disintegrate (pellets) or get underneath a pot (earthworms).
    Does anybody have any better ideas to offer for feeding them in this sort of situation?

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    Default Re: Feeding tropicalis in a large paludarium

    Difficult one tbh it seem's the more we try to create there natural habitat they behave as they would in the wild, *feed hide predator instinct
    Are yours Albino or natuaral,
    I have albino and despite there poor vision they know feeding time* example the pump turns off' I would suggest you initially starve them possibly 1 or 2 weeks! But keep tapping the side of holding tank every day to create reaction* if reactions positive then try hand feed especially worms(no frog can resist)dont get burdened with the pellets if there not eating there poluting*if your not filtering aim to change 1/3 waterevery 3rd day" I do this even with filtering *

    If no reactions continue tapping holding tank these guys are clever and will work it out then accustom to your hand as non predator"( tapping of tank will always be way forward even if you manage feeding)and feed from same corner they know there surroundings

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    Default Re: Feeding tropicalis in a large paludarium

    If you do not manage to hand feed they might quickly become time issue leading to neglect

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