What Do You Feed Tadpoles?


Some of the foods you can feed tadpoles include algae, liver, fish, and lettuce. Ensure tadpoles are in pond water or rain water and not tap water. It takes about 12 weeks for them to be frogs.
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Feeding the tadpoles highly depends a bit on their species, although most are herbivores that prefer eating thawed leafy lettuce or spinach. High quality flake fish meal and crushed algae tablets is also good for the tadpole as long as they are not overfed to prevent water pollution.
There are plenty of things you can feed your tadpoles such as lettuce and spinach. Simply freeze lettuce or spinach first to make it soften as it thaws. This will make it easier for them to eat. You can feed your tadpoles little amounts twice a day.
Tadpoles are herbivores and feed on plants and algae. Some species are omnivores and eat detritus and even other tadpoles. Tadpoles eat a wide variety of food. During the early developmental stage, the tadpole feeds on its own yolk sacks, in order to grow and develop. One day after hatching, the tadpole starts to absorb oxygen through its skin and eats the remainder of yolk in its intestine. Within 2-3 days, it opens its mouth and its external gills start working. After that, it becomes vegetarian. The major food for tadpoles includes plants, algae and other microscopic things in the water. They also feed on fish food, lettuce, egg yolk and baby cereal.
Tadpoles can be fed on algae, lettuce,fish food, insects and freeze-dried flys.
You feed tadpoles tadpole food that you can purchase from your local pet store. You can also make tadpole food. You can boil lettuce for about 15 minutes. Chop it up into little pieces. Allow the lettuce to cool off. You can find more information here: http://www. live-tadpoles. com/what-do-tadpoles-eat. html
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