what do tadpoles eat?

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what do tadpoles eat?

Postby ulysses » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:44 am

Are all tadpoles vegetarians?

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Postby Ann » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:24 am

They mainly graze on algae and there own feaces.
They are also opportunistic eaters and will eat dead tadpoles and other forms of protein.
In captivity they are feed mainly frozen endive/lettuce etc.

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Postby GrantW » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:15 am

They'll pretty much eat anything, but yeah algae is their main food.

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Postby Herpetology » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:58 pm

give them lettce and fish food and if you v=can give them some algae!


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