I've been keeping a secret.....

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  1. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

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    Some of you might recall I lost one of my ADF's in Nov.


    I treated the tank with Maracyn 1 & II.
    The three remaining frogs handled the treatment very well.

    So well in fact this is what they gave me. oglove
    There are 5 of them.

    You can see where the little legs are forming.
    Their chubby bellies are full of BBS
    IMG_1530.JPG

    Legs!
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    Arms & Legs
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    Hunting BBS
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    Please keep your flippers crossed that they continue to do well.
     
  2. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

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    how big are they?
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Oh wow, That's so cool Lucy! I'm glad for you. It might fill a little void that was left by your other frog's absence
     
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    That is great! They are so cute! My frogs sing all the time so I hoped that I had a boy and a girl but I think that I just have two rambunctious boys.
     
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    Congratulations!! Cute tadpoles you have!
     
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    LucyModeratorModerator Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    Oh sure. Ask the hard question. lol
    They are about as long as a penny is wide (tail included)

    I'll try and get some pics tomorrow with a comparison.
     
  8. Jancy

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    Oh how cute Lucy! - Fingers (I mean Flippers) are crossed ~ Best of Luck
     
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    Congrats!!!!!!!! I'm crossing EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!! I love it when u have babies!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Awesome !! They are absolutely adorable
     
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    Thank you! They're so darn cute.
    One has almost no tail left. Boy, they can change over night!

    It's a little unnerving when they stop acting like actively swimming tadpoles and more like laid back frogs.

    I tried some chopped up blood worms and smashed frog and tadpole bites last night.
    Doesn't look like they were much interested in either so I'm feeding (frozen)BBS.


    Bite your tongue!
     
  12. Chicken farmer

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    i don't know if this applies to these guy or not, but tadpoles as they change they release hormones, that stop the other guys from maturing for a while. so, make sure to do lots of water changes so no one slows down on maturing.
     
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    It's believed that they do and if kept too crowded will actually kill off other young tads starting at a very early age.
    Which is probably why I had 6. One died a while ago. He developed a fungus where his front leg would have developed.

    Daily water changes are a must, not only that reason.
    Very young tads need to be fed 3-4 times a day. It's important to get all the left over food out.
    Young tads feed at the top then progress to hunting mid water. As they get older they'll scavenge off the bottom too.


    Edit:
    Frogbreeder deserves mention in this thread for her endless support and wealth of information.
     
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    Well done, I hope to achieve it myself one day but for now it's not possible due to my current projects.

    I believe this tadpole is a little record - breaker. Scientists have been studying it's mouth movements when it ingests prey and found that it possesses the fastest movement in the animal kingdom.
     
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    I had only 1 tad that lived for only 15 days that also got a fungus where his front leg was going to develop.
    I just so happen to see this little egg with a tiny little tad in it while cleaning my tank.
    I tried so hard to keep this little guy alive, fed every few hours live BBS, cleaned up after every feeding, water changes, steady temp and water testing. I would have loved to have see him/her develop into a frog. It was so fascinating just seeing the changes in that little amount of time.

    I also read Frogbreeders article many, many times and found it extremely helpful and so well documented.
     
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    Thanks Redshark! It's really cool to watch them hunt.
    When they were real teeny I kept a magnifying glass next to the tank to watch them eat.

    Jancy, thats heart breaking isn't it?
    Crossing flippers that you have another chance to raise some.
    Frogbreeder makes it sound so easy!

    For Jaysee:
    The pictures in the first post were take on Jan 5th then on Jan 12th.
    This was taken today for size comparison.
    His tail is almost gone and he was none too happy about having his pic taken.

    IMG_1552.JPG
     
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    Thank you Lucy
     
  18. Jancy

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    That photo is priceless Lucy!

    It really is very time consuming that when one does decide on breeding them, it is quite the responsibility. I was so consumed with this little tad. Someday I may try it again. My female has had eggs a few times since, but I haven't had the heart to try again, but then you never know!

    Frogbreeder certainly does make it sound so easy
     
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    That is just precious! Fingers crossed
    Carol
     
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    Congrats. Fingers crossed
     
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