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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    a dozen emerged tiny toadlets. they huddle in groups and have found their safe spots in the tank. most have tail remnants.

    i wave something in front of the most advanced toadlet. it snaps at...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    now every time i visit my tank, i count the little frogs.

    each time, i count more. it is the week of mass emergence.

    lol.

    fire belly toads have little white dots at the tip of their toes,...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    here is a photo of the first toadlet to emerge. the little one is many many days ahead of the rest.

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    you cannot see it in this photo but the little one still has quite a tail.

    i...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    One of the tadpoles is far more advanced than the rest. It has fully formed front and rear legs and is now 'emerging'. It spends its time near the surface, breathing air most of the time now.
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    Re: Rio Grande or Southern Leopard Frog?

    Hands up! Dont squeeze!
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    The biggest tadpoles now have little 'nubs' where their front legs will emerge. Their rear legs have emerged and are growing and i've seen them kick once in a while. They still swim side-to-side...
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    Re: birth defects in froglets??

    spinach seems to be a great tadpole food. just wilt a few leaves, throw it in the tank. high in calcium.

    algae pellets should be a good food with a wide spectrum of nutrients.

    that's what I...
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    Re: birth defects in froglets??

    huh. interesting. i'm on my second year of growing fbt frogs and i have yet to see a defective one.

    when they emerge, I feed them fruit flies dusted with the 'repashy calcium'. it's a...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    I think I found the magic command line option that keeps the live stream going. Previously, it would stop within about an hour of me starting it up.

    They are all doing great!
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    Re: Fire belly toad blowing up

    oh good lord. Bloat!

    my understanding of 'bloat' is that it is a secondary symptom. Something is going on that is preventing the frog from controlling its own fluids, and it blows up like a...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    the biggest tadpoles now have tiny little back legs just budding out from the base of their tail. super cute little tiny legs. soon they will be kicking around rather than just swimming. next is...
  12. Thread: Poor frog!

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    Re: Poor frog!

    this is a resilient little frog, it seems.

    but if its a male, it'll never amplexus again with a broken front leg. awwww.
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    One thing i've noticed about the tadpoles...when they get large enough, they eat all the snail eggs they can find.

    The tadpole poop, after a snail egg meal, ends up just like a string of eggs.
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    Re: What kind of filter can I use with tadpoles?

    An easy way to clean up your water is with partial water changes. Use a product that removes chlorine, add it to your tap water, let the water sit for a while to equalize in temperature. Then drain...
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    Re: What kind of filter can I use with tadpoles?

    The thing about a filter is how, after a while, a bacterial cycle gets established which gets rid of ammonia and nitrites.
    It can take a month for the good bacteria to set up shop.
    If you change...
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    Re: What kind of filter can I use with tadpoles?

    I find that growing tadpoles can foul the water more than any fish.

    I have a "Hydor 150" which is a pump designed for a 20-40 gallon tank. It's pumping about 11 gallons. Filters get changed...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    Here's a better URL:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTz-07cEgvFDOt0UzlVeMRg/live
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    Re: Is this something to be concerned about?

    No, not to worry. They can, at will, change their color from charcoal to bright green. Mine are often very dark. And yet there's mornings where I greet a bunch of bright bright green frogs.
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    I cannot promise how long this will last...but I think I got it working:

    LIVE video of my frog tank on YouTube!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHdSE6YCA0
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    well, there are no more clingers tadpoles as of yesterday. they are all swimmer tadpoles now and all eating constantly.

    food:
    I toss a few leaves of spinach into a pan of boiling water, wilt it,...
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    Re: FBT change in behavior

    well gee. maybe a bunch of small fruit flies is better if you have a timid frog. at least froggy will get a few.

    my subadults are mostly all capable of eating adult sized crickets. so i get the...
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    Re: FBT change in behavior

    try feeding them a big cricket.

    one cricket later, frog is fed and full.
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    well, the hatching appears to be over. maybe a hundred clinger tadpoles. impossible to count accurately. almost all of the eggs hatched.
    my tank will be swarming with activity in a few weeks....
  24. Thread: Two fire bellies

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    Re: Two fire bellies

    I love to feed my tank crickets one-by-one. I grab one with tongs. Then I drop it amongst a set of hungry fbts. sometimes it seems that the cricket drops straight down a frog's throat head first...
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    Re: Uh Oh. Gonna have babies

    One minute movie of the underwater half of my frog tank!

    https://youtu.be/W8gSAX8AIO4

    You can see a few of the 'first generation' tadpoles, at about three weeks of age. eating algae on the...
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