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small backyard pond

Postby nylontags » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:12 pm

I have had a pond in my backyard for years and each year the little frogs come then disappear.
This year I decided to make it more attractive for them so have placed potted water plants etc around but I really have no ides what I am doing or if any of the plants may be frog unfriendly.
Now that I have encouraged them to stay I am really worried that I do the right thing by them. As the pond is small I have to keep topping it up with the hose especially when the weather gets really hot but I have heard tap water is not good for them?
This morning there were 15 little darlings sitting on the Lilly pads and another 10 that I could see around the edge of the pond . My concern is that they wont have enough to eat so wondering how I can encourage food to their home.
Any suggestions at all to help them flourish would be greatly received.
Thank you Lyn
PS: Would love to know what kind of little frogs these are and how big they grow.
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Re: small backyard pond

Postby Aaron » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:00 am

Hi,

Your frogs look like Eastern Sedge Frogs (Litoria fallax).


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