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Tadpoles

Tadpoles

$ 3.45

Our tadpoles may be a mixture of Bullfrogs, Green Frogs or Leopard Frogs. It depends on what time of year they are trapped. We do not separate them by species, so they can be any one of the three species or all of one kind. It takes about 6 weeks to 8 weeks for tadpoles to sprout legs. You’ll begin to notice the head gets more distinct and the body elongates. A tadpoles diet usually consists of dead tiny insects and algae, unless you choose to feed them. It takes approximately 6-12 weeks for a tadpole to develop into a frog. During cold weather, it may take longer or even be suspended until the temperatures are warm. Once the tadpole begins to develop legs, they need some sort of perch so they can get out of the water. Floating water lily leaves and floating plants are ideal for this. You don’t have to feed tadpoles or frogs as they self sufficient. The will eat left over fish food, algae and tiny bugs on the waters' surface. Normally frogs will be stay around your pond but if there is a water source nearby, don’t be surprised if they decide to venture to it. But usually will return. This often happens when it rains. Tadpoles feed on algae & mosquito larvae in the pond. Frogs will eat insects around your pond. 

Please don't order small quantities of tadpoles during hot weather. They do not ship well in extremely hot weather and the nursery will not guarantee live delivery when temperatures are above 82 degrees across the country during the summer months.  If you do order tadpoles during the hot weather, please upgrade your shipping to FEDEx and we will do our best to get them to you alive by adding an insulated ice pack package. 

MINIMUM QUANTITY OF TADPOLES IS 12 

Large quantity orders of 100+ tadpoles are Bullfrog Tadpoles and must be shipped via FED EX.

ONLY MEANT FOR OUTDOOR PONDS AND DO NOT SURVIVE AQUARIUM RAISING IN CAPTIVITY. 
Unfortunately, tadpoles will not live in an aquarium tank for more than a couple of days, if that. They need to be in a pond. They have too high of a metabolism and they produce a lot of waste, often causing a large outbreak of ammonia in the tank which can kill them and also the other fish. Secondly, even if they could survive in a tank, they would need multiple plant life sources to eat and when their lungs develop they need to be able to get in and out of the water. We have never heard of someone successfully raising bullfrog tadpoles in a tank. We only guarantee live delivery for this reason, as we have no control over what customers do with them once they are received.

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