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    I was wondering if this tadpole was a Leopard Frog tadpole.


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    Default Re: Help identifying tadpole

    I'm beginning to think this might be a Wood Frog from what I've seen online


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    I honestly don't know man, my best guess right now is Pickerel frog. (I think?) This may be of help if you haven't found it already: https://archive.usgs.gov/archive/sit.../tadpoles.html
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    It has a line going down it's back and appears to have black face markings appearing.


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    I hope it's a Leopard Frog or Wood Frog so I can keep it. Anything else I can't keep for the 75 Gallon.

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    Hmm, that does look like the coloration of a Wood frog, I'm just not sure if they get that coloration as a tadpole, especially when they'll morph soon. (I think they develop basic colors, and the patterns develop when they loose their tails or something along those lines) I'll look into it some more. If you could do it without stressing the animal, could you get a photo of the mouthparts and how they look?

    EDIT: Yeah, pretty sure this isn't a Wood frog, as they shouldn't have as many flecks on the tail fin as this animal has. I'm thinking either Leopard frog or Green/Bronze frog. If you haven't found this already, this is a help as well: http://infinitespider.com/introducti...dpoles-and-id/
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    I will work on getting a picture of its mouth today. The owner starting out months ago said he got Bullfrogs and Leopard Frogs but I wasn't sure if he really did just because I was doubting a little bit, but he told me the tadpoles that he said were Leopard Frogs and this is one of them so I'm now leaning towards what he said. It was darker when I got it then it morphed but yeah it's a little light to be a Wood Frog.


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    I think it all but proves it to be a Leopard Frog with it morphing more and more. Or does it look like another frog?


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    Sadly I think he looks more like a green frog


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    If anyone knows or wants to take a guess at what frog they believe this to be it would be appreciated. Im in PA so there are few it could be. Please feel free to comment


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    I agree, looks like a Green frog. I know it wasn't the type of frog you were hoping to put in the enclosure, but would it still work? If I remember correctly they behave very similar to Leopard frogs and American bullfrogs in captivity. And even then, it'll take it a while to mature enough to go in, so you can raise it and see how wary and flighty it is, and if you even could move it into the enclosure when ready
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    From the research I've done on the Green Frog it needs a lot of water and I don't believe it would be happy with the water supply in the tank. Another thing I'd have to watch for is the females get really big and aggressive so they would possibly attempt to eat my Toad if I had a female. The university of Michigan did a study with both the Toads and Frogs in an enclosure and the frogs didn't eat the Toads but outcompeted them for food. So if it's a male it's possible but idk. I found a place in Missouri that sells Leopard Frog Tadpoles and I'm considering getting one. I'm still undecided what to do with this Frog still. I can raise it but not sure on it's future


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliygh and Mia 2 View Post
    I agree, looks like a Green frog. I know it wasn't the type of frog you were hoping to put in the enclosure, but would it still work? If I remember correctly they behave very similar to Leopard frogs and American bullfrogs in captivity. And even then, it'll take it a while to mature enough to go in, so you can raise it and see how wary and flighty it is, and if you even could move it into the enclosure when ready
    I have read a variety of care sheets and I see there is a lot of split decisions with them. Leopard frogs prefer land and Bullfrogs water, so these frogs are basically take your guess. If this is a male I'm interested in keeping it and I will see after getting it healthy if it can live with a pair of Toads in peace. The male is smaller and I hear they are voracious, yet lazy eaters. Unlike the Leopard Frog they don't chase their prey. So only time will tell. If you have info on it and you think if a male it will work as well, then between the two of us I think we can make the most wise decision


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    He is starting to go after the baby crickets


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