GTF tadpoles floating - They seem to have an air bubble

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GTF tadpoles floating - They seem to have an air bubble

Postby Nano07 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:25 pm

Hello people,

I searched and this seems to be something that can happen and goes away just like it appeared (out of the blue)... but just in case I wanted to show some photos

I think I can see a bit of red (blood?) inside one of them...


Only four are like this...
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Postby Nano07 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:04 pm

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Postby Sean » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:15 pm

The people at Frog Safe will probably know. Here's their contact details:

http://www.frogsafe.org.au/contact/

It's a bit hard to see in the pics but one of the others looks a bit underweight, then again it might be distortion from the water. Do the others seem ok? Any bent tails? What are you feeding them etc?

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Postby Nano07 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:02 pm

Thanks for your reply sean.

Around 200 eggs hatched and only 1 we noticed had a bent tail.

We're feeding them lettuce, there is a also lots of algae stuck to the walls and lots of floating greens.

We also gave them a bit of dry dog food, but we stopped because it was making the water quite cloudy.

We noticed that the ones that were floating (around 4) are not there any more... We can't see them dead the bottom either (although there is lot of muck that we put to keep the water clean), so we figured they fixed themselves.

There are around 200 tadpoles and we noticed that the growing pace is very different. The stronger and bigger seem to be the ones that always eat. The rest... eat less and grow slower.

I guess it's the way nature is, because they have enough food for everyone there... We only replace and put more when they consume it, but the green algae is always there (and everywhere).

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Postby Sean » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Something still doesn't seem right, I would still contact Frog Safe. Bloat and bent tails are a bad sign. You have to remember that tadpoles are cannibalistic and can consume any that die off. Also, has the lettuce been frozen first?

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Postby Nano07 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:47 pm

I will contact them for sure.

Not frozen but boiled which breaks it down as well I think


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