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  1. #1

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    NOTE: The tadpoles (and later frogs) described in the following journal were claimed to be leopard frog tadpoles by the seller, and for the first many pages of this journal they are referred to as such. However, as I later learned, these are actually bullfrogs.

    For my daughter's 4th birthday, some relatives decided to get her a tadpole kit. I'm less then enthused about the unsolicited pet, but with that said we're going to do what we can to take great care of them! This journal will chronicle our adventures in frog-keeping.


    We were supposedly getting two tadpoles, but three arrived. They come with a little 2 gallon plastic enclosure...


    ...that's cracked at the top. Fantastic. So, we've only got it 75% filled. It's not going to be their home for very long, anyhow.


    Here's one of the tadpoles, distorted a little because of the bend in the corner of the acrylic.

    My daughter has named the three tadpoles. They are named Brulia, Dulia, and Lulia. I'm not sure on the spelling.

    In the next few posts I'll talk about the research I've done on leopard frogs and my future plans for them.
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    Good luck with your tadpoles!

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    Good luck with your tadpoles!

    (I think we have a set of those measuring cups too!)

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    that stinks about the crack, but its common with those things. im guessing you are going to be upgrading their tank to a 10g at least?
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    They'll be going into a 10g some time in the next few days... I have plenty of 10g tanks lying around.

    From what I've read, as adults they need a water area and a land area. I've got mind to take a tank and silicone an acrylic divider into it to make that happen. It will depend on how the tadpoles do. If I lose one or two I may do this with a 10g tank. If all three survive, I'll probably use the old 29g I have available.
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    now im excited to see how this goes...
    keep us up to date and plenty of pics please
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    I moved the tadpoles from their 2 gallon enclosure to a 10 gallon tank. It's pretty sparsely decorated right now... a few artificial structures and a mix of live and fake plants. The live plants came from my main planted tank. I don't expect them to survive in this unlit tank, but they should give the tadpoles some algae or microorganisms to nibble on for a while in addition to shelter.


    I have a hard time getting good photos in bare bottomed tanks. Here's what they look like today. It's supposed to take 12-16 weeks for them to transition into adult frogs. No sign of any leg growths or yet.
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    progress on the tadpole front!

    How's your daughter doing with them? Still excited and checking them out?

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    well yesterday was her birthday party so she's got other, newer things on her mind right now. They do need to be fed again, which is her job.

    She's convinced that they're fish, so I'm waiting to see what her reaction is when they start growing legs.
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    Leopard frogs are my favourite. I hope they morph for your daughter Brinho.
    That being said, after they grow legs and loose the tail, are you going to keep them or release them in the yard?
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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