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    Default First time for tadpoles... Worried that they are not going to survive.

    I have 3 1/2 day old ACF tads. From what I understand, at this point they should be clinging to the sides of the container - they are not. They appear to be developing correctly but are laying at the bottom of the bin. There is an airstone in the bin, but it is small and I have a knot tied in the airline to reduce the flow to almost nothing.

    From what I can see and from looking at the photos from this site - Xenopus laevis stage series: complete - Xenbase | A Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis resource - they are somewhere in the 39th to 41st stage of development.

    I added a small amount of hydrated (with tank water) spirulina powder to the bin today, but I am not sure how much to use. I have golden pearls on order but they have not arrived yet.

    I'm afraid that I am doing something wrong and killing them. I have removed any undeveloped eggs and dying/twisted or malformed tads right away. I am doing daily 25% water changes with a turkey baster, using water that has been treated with Seachem Prime and left sitting for 24 hours.

    Any suggestions? I culled my numbers down to 25. I didn't want to get overwhelmed caring for too many. However, judging by the looks of my female tonight, I bet there will be more eggs in the morning. I may remove some and let them develop as well. My male and female are unrelated, and she is albino and he is green. I know they have produced viable offspring in the past, I have one of their youngsters (I was given these three together.) I have another albino male as well. The female is as large as my hand, they are fat and healthy looking and very active.

    Big fat momma frog

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    The tads, taken earlier today.

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    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    I also should be clear - they DO swim if disturbed (by blowing a tiny puff of water at them out of an eye dropper. So they may be dying, but they are not dead yet.

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    Don't worry. Everything is ok. Right now, I have 21 tadpole. First days, they do that: lay on the ground, pretending dead, or being dedrites. Just be patient, and don't kill them with your overdone worry. Good luck

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    This morning I have a couple of "clingers," LOL! The others that have been just laying about have obviously elongated and developed more.

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    Dang duckweed is a menace... I have no earthly idea how that piece got in there. It wasn't there last night.

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    Default Re: First time for tadpoles... Worried that they are not going to survive.

    Hello and welcome to FF Kyryah! Do not worry and let the tadpoles be. Duckweed will actually provide a source of food and cover for the tads. Just net out some if it becomes too thick a cover on top. Good luck !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    I have tanks that you can't see the surface of for the duckweed... Just unsure how I managed to transfer it over to the tad bin. I now have 5 "clingers." WHEW! Feeling much better!

    The whole feeding thing still has me a bit worried, so hopefully I can figure that one out fast.

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