I was away for 4 days so I was anxious to see how everything survived while I was gone. And, I must say I am pleasantly surprised!
If you can, pick up one or two Nerite snails. They don't breed under aquarium conditions, and eat green algae from glass most effectively. You have gotten me through yet another tough spot. You are a true sage!! I didn't really pay it any mind, since there has been no 'luck' in the past. Boy was I wrong!! The next morning when I woke, I walked downstairs to turn all the tanks on and feed everyone, and low-and-behold, there were hundreds of little eggs throughout the floating grasses at the top of the water and clinging to all sides of the hexagon-shaped tank.
I can't wait to watch this. I've never seen anything like this before. So the little-guy's have hatched, and are swimming around with itty-bitty tails. It only took about 3 days!! I have received many ideas as to what to feed them, such as lightly steamed zucchini, lightly crumpled lettuce that has been sitting in room temp water for days, someone even said regular old fish flakes.
I also understand that they need fresh water and just how important this is to their survival. However, I can't seem to get an answer to a few questions I have on raising these teeny-tiny tadpoles. And I mean Teeny-Tiny!! I have these little fellas tadpoles in a 2. I really don't know what kind of filtration systems it is called, so I tried my best to describe it.
See Eheim or Jungle Laboratories sites re Should I turn the filter off? They are going for one heck-of-a roller coaster ride when they are swept around by the rising bubbles.
I would switch to the filtration method mentioned above How often should I feed them? You can't really tell with their tummies. They don't have any yet. How warm should I have the temperature set at? It is at 78 degrees right now.
Should I leave the light on all night? Someone told me that they thrive on the micro-organisms that grow in the water and this promotes the growth? What should I really be feeding them? The suggestions I've gotten sound a little weird. How often do I need to do a partial water change for these little guys?
Thanks for keeping this web site up and operational. It has been a great source of valuable and extremely hard to find elsewhere information. And congratulations on your efforts. They were so tiny, I was just sure I'd kill them somehow. But they've actually thrived under my care, and as luck would have it, Slim turned out to be male, and Chance turned out to be female. So for the last few months, those two have been mating like crazy, and I thought, "That's cool, I haven't seen a tadpole-to-frog transformation since I was a kid.
Then I started keeping some of them in the tank with the frogs, and some of them separated, with mixed results. Actually, I noticed that the ones in the frog tank seemed to do better than the ones I took out. Then I discovered a tadpole that was much bigger than the rest I've named him Tadzilla. In the meantime, Slim and Chance are still going at it, churning out batch after batch of eggs. And I discovered just yesterday that the tadpoles still in the frog tank are actually eating the eggs!
What I'm wondering is will they continue to eat frog eggs till they die from too much food? I guess it's good protein, but should I be concerned about leaving the eggs where the tads can continue to gorge themselves? I'd look around and raise, sell your excess I don't really want any more dwarf frogs although I do love Slim and Chance. I'm aware that they'll eat their babies if they're in the same tank, so I'm cool with that. I was wondering if I could feed some tadpoles to the dwarf puffer?
Will he eat tiny tadpoles and will they be OK for him to eat? Also, could I try feeding tadpoles to Flash, my male Betta? I suppose they might come across tadpoles in nature. Just be sure to remove any uneaten parts. Is it OK to feed dwarf frog tadpoles to my dwarf puffer? Today I noticed the tadpoles were dead or dying, so I went ahead and gave some to my dwarf puffer, and he scarfed them down like potato chips! It was neat to watch.
However, I did hope that some of the tads would survive to adulthood. I have a friend who would like a pair of frogs like mine. So I'd like to know when Slim and Chance are likely to mate again?
If well conditioned and the water stays clean you have a pretty good chance of them going again. I am not sure but I think they can breed at least twice a year but the pair must be well feed. I just crushed some Fish and Tadpole Bites and scattered them in the bowl they were in.
So I'd like to be better prepared next time the blessed event occurs. It is a powdered form of algae. Or try crushed Spirulina flake food from OSI. I'm fearful that the big ones will eat the tadpoles but I'm not sure which ones I should transfer into a new home and what to do. Also what do the tadpoles need to eat? I would also add a sponge filter or two here You can feed them on a number of foods Is there anything I can do and if so what. Your Dwarf Frogs Robert: Sorry to bother you again but now I think I have another problem.
My female frog the professional egg layer looks as if she is going to blow up. Since I last e-mailed you she has laid two more batches of eggs.
I did remove the adults from the one aquarium to another but that was prior to the two additional batches. The male appears to be fine and thin but I swear if I stuck her with a pin right now she would fly to the moon. Is there anything I can do or is this usual? Sorry to be such a pest but I've had these guys for five years and I've become quite attached.