View Full Version : Is it ok to feed redtail catfish large frogs from my pond?

10-16-2009, 08:47 PM
Just wondering if it is ok to feed frogs from my pond to a redtail, i am guessing it is ok because if they were in a pond they would eat them, need opinions.

10-16-2009, 09:23 PM
Imo it'd be fine. Afterall if one was in their natural enviroment and they could catch it they'd snatch it up. I wouldn't do it very often; 1 per two weeks or so for example.

Ah well. :bump: Hopefully someone else knows more about this kind of possible food.

10-16-2009, 10:26 PM
Well, as long is it is a none toxic species it is fine from the point of view of the fish. It might however be against the law. A lot of frog species are endagered and protected by law.

10-16-2009, 10:27 PM
Ooh, good point William.

Yeah... do some research into the frogs if you really want to try it.

10-16-2009, 10:56 PM
make sure it is not an african bufa frog my dog licked on and it almost killrd him :frown:

10-16-2009, 11:08 PM
They are just plain old bullfrogs, very large ones.

10-16-2009, 11:42 PM
Iunno about any species your state (or any state for that matter, protects :lol:) As long as it's not protected, I say go ahead and try it.

10-17-2009, 12:36 AM
Bullfrogs and green frogs are not protected as far as I know.

10-17-2009, 01:07 AM
I don't know about your state law, but in Californian you need a fishing license to catch any frogs. I'd check the laws for that in your area.

10-17-2009, 01:14 AM
If its your pond ,they are your frogs.Buy a liscense to use your own frogs?Bah!