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    So DD and I went down to the local lake today and saw millions of tadpoles there that now she wants to collect a few to watch transform, I remember doing this as a child and think it would be awesome experience for her (and we have already agreed we would rerelease the frogs).

    We have a spare tank, a net, special fish food (we have gold fish and tropical fish so nothing new there) but what else do we need to know? What would you need to set up a tank good? Is it worth collecting some water and gravel etc from the pond too?

    Any tips people have for raising tadpoles?

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    DS had tadpoles at his dads house up until a few weeks ago when they released the frogs. He had them in one of those small siamese fighter tanks with gravel and a plastic tiny plant thing in the middle. Apparently FOB would throw in a bit of lettuce leaf every now and then and thats what they ate. Seemed to work fine.

    Good luck.

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    oooh great timing!! we have tadpoles in our pool (from a naughty frog i found a while back thats been taking residence in our yard and pool) we want to clean the pool but dont know what to do with the tadpoles. i want to see some transform. there are soooo many though!!!

    will be doing what london suggested (cheers) as recently our fighting fish died so now we have 2 spare tanks


 

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