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Using tadpoles for feeding

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My African clawed frogs have laid eggs for three nights in a row. I have hundreds of eggs. I know the parents will eat their babies but I'm curious if the tadpoles can be fed to axolotls or sirens. One side of me says awe poor babies but there is no way I can raise hundreds of frogs. They won't live anyway and I might as well put them to use if they are okay to use as food. Does anyone know if there is anything that prevents them from being a food source?



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The adults are unlikely to chase down tiny tadpoles to eat though they may eat eggs, so I wouldn't really on predation to keep the numbers down.There are no probs to feeding tadpoles off to other phibs except for disease control, as far as I am aware, axolotls def eat them. Xenopus are known carriers of chytrid and could potentially pass it on if tads are used as feeders.



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