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Old 6th April 2008   #1
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Anyone know if tadpoles would be ok for axolotls?



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yeah, but you run the risk of diseases, and it may be illegal to remove amphibians from their natural habitat. it is here in the u.k.



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Almost certain it is in Australia too.



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I saw some at the pet shop the other day and thought they might be a nice treat (i had a friend who fed them to his once). But then I realised that they would be no good unless you bred them because otherwise you couldn't quarantine them long enough without them turning into frogs. Thanks anyway.



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In my opinion tadpoles would not be okay as food for axolotls.
Some frogs and tadpoles possess toxins and when they come near metamorphosis they may have a very high level of thyroxine that could lead to metamorphosis. Grown up Axolotls would certainly not survive any start of metamorphosis.



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Thanks Daniel, tadpoles are off the menu.



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