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    I am so excited!!!! My tadpoles have arms and legs! I have a few questions, though, as I have been referencing a page on how to raise them from eggs to froglets and I am not sure what to do at this point. The tadpoles have functioning arm and legs, but still have their tails.

    When do/should I stop feeding them? The instructions on the page say to stop feeding them when they absorb their tails. How will I know when they have started to absorb their tails?

    Is it necessary to place any kind of plastic/live plant into the tank? The page said that the froglets will need a plant to help them get to the surface to breathe once their tails are gone. I have have very small froglets (from grow a frog, where my original frogs were obtained as class pets) and I never put plants in the tank when they were growing.

    I have never successfully raised tadpoles to frogs. I once had one tadpole morph into a froglet, but before it's tail was totally absorbed, it died. To have these tadpoles survive would be too awesome for words!

    Thanks for any help/suggestions!!!


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    When their tails start to shrink is when you stop feeding. And after a week or so after you need to have either springtails or flightless fruit flies cultured or ordered, because they will need small live foods after absorbing their tails

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    my tadpoles stopped feeding when arms came out and did not eat again until a week after their tails were resorbed. idk what kind you have so idk if the same rules apply. i had Grey tree frog tads.
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    The parents are albino aquatic clawed frogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliygh and Mia 2 View Post
    When their tails start to shrink is when you stop feeding. And after a week or so after you need to have either springtails or flightless fruit flies cultured or ordered, because they will need small live foods after absorbing their tails
    Oh, I thought that they would be terrestrial. I don't know about aquatic frogs, sorry

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    Thanks for trying!

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    Moved to the aquatic frog section so that people know what you're talking about
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    African clawed frog tadpoles stop eating as they absorb their tail. Once they are fully formed froglets they will start eating bitesize pellets, frozen bloodworms (very very sparingly!), and chopped up earthworms
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