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    I woke up this morning to a tank full of little white eggs , i took them out and they are in a seperate tank. I'm so excited for some little acf tadpoles! I just wondered if anybody on here as some advice looking after them. I have been reading articles all day but sometimes hearing from people with experiance can helo too. Thanks

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    all right - - -yay!!!!!!!!!!


    I have to ask a question first - - when you moved the eggs, did they get exposed to air? If so then they will probably not hatch.


    If not, then here is what you need...

    a heater - set to 79*F
    a thermometer
    an aerator set on low


    that is all you need to put in the tadpole tank

    now get some Reptomin sticks and FINELY crush/ground them. ACF Tadpoles FILTER feed, which means all of their food must be very very fine.

    Once all the tadpoles are free swimming (they cling to the walls like little silver teardrops first) then you can start feeding them. sprinkle a little powder on the water surface 2-3 times a day.

    Supplement a few feedings with what I call "Bloodworm Broth" -- -defrost a cube of bloodworm in a cup of tank water. Then put it in the blender and press "liquify". Let it blend for at least 45 seconds, if you can see any bloodworm chunks blend again. Remove all other chunks and pour the mix into the tank. Do this a few hours before your daily water change.

    If you are feeding too much you will notice that the water will be cloudy a few hours after feeding, this is a sign to cut back.

    Do a daily 20% waterchange, replace with temp-matched, dechorinated water very very slowly. Siphon water out with airline tubing so you can contol the suck and do not accidentally siphon up a tadpole.
    Still, always check the bucked of sucked out tank water before discarding - look for tiny eyes swimming around.

    They will do a complete morph in 8-12 weeks. Every batch has its own timeframe and every tadpole will go at its own pace. They will bud whiskers, then back legs, then front legs. After they have had their front legs a few days they will start to absorb their tails. They do not eat during this time so cut back on feeding amount.

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    Congrats! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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    oh no, the eggs were stuck to all the plants and stuff, and i read somewhere the frogs will eat the eggs (what i thought i have read anyway) , was a surprise this morning so i just seperated them fast by pulling the plants out and into another tank so they have been exposed to air!? Does this mean they will not hatch? First time this has happened and it was a total surprise.

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    how are the eggs doing??

    have any of the eggs turned into a "c" shape yet??
    any tadpoles clinging to the walls?

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    i came home today to come shaped in a 'c' some are still eggs, no sign of tadpoles yet. Where will they go from now? will the 'c' shapes end up tadpoles next?

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    You have my interest now. Please post and let us know whats going on with the eggs!!

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    Yay!!!! This means you have viable eggs!
    With in 48 hours you will have little silver tadpoles clinging to the walls....once they are free swimming you can start feeding

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    yay! im more excited now that I know im going to get little tadoples and thanks for the advice, im going to get some food ready for them

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    nice! Im glad to hear you have life!!

    I hope all goes well with them and you have a nice big tank of clawed frogs in the next couple of months. Best of luck with them, I would give you advice but i think jenste is the best person to tell you how to raise these little guys.

    Good luck. Gav

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    thanks once i find my camera i will take some photo's and video's (my phone camera isnt good lol) i shall keep posted on their progress.

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    Just thought i would update, i offically have tadpoles now they are so tiny! there are still some eggs to hatch yet though.

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    Awesome!! You have achieved one of greatest goals of any frog keeper, getting your pets to successfully breed! Congratulations on your new little ones! I can't wait to see photos!

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    I will be getting some photo's very soon, i took a photo on my phone but it came out all blurry so when i get my camara back i shall be posting them soon

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    great stuff can't wait to see them

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    yay I am so excited!!!

    If you have any eggs left over, unless they have morphed into the "c" shape by now, they are going to be unfertilized - - best to remove them soon. They will quickly start rotting and will throw off your water quality for the tadpoles

    are they still clinging to the walls? any freeswimming yet?

    do you have an aerator in the tank?
    what temp is your heat set to?
    do you have food prepared for them?


    Just a few questions to help you raise your babies

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    are there any visable signs of rotting eggs?
    and they are still clinging to the walls. I have them in a spare, small tank, (going to get an appropiate tadpole tank at the weekend) so i need to make sure i get a thermometer etc.
    Last night (when i noticed the tadpoles) i gave them the bloodbroth you advised me on just for the fact that was all i had. At the petshop they have something literally called 'tadpole food' which im planning on buying (dont really get paid til friday unfortunately )

    I must admit i feel horrible, i really wasnt expecting these tadpoles so i was so unready for them, and they my first lot, but im very willing to try my best!

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    Just after that post I looked at the tank and i found a swimmer

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    omg that is awesome!!!!

    can't wait for pictures!!!! aren't they sooo tiny?! I feel like I was going cross-eyed staring at them!

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    I don't know who is more excited here, Jenna or Emma? It's great to hear your tadpoles are doing well!

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