Pacific Treefrog Tadpoles Tips

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I have saved a few pacific treefrog tadpoles from a dried up pool of water. Most of them are still quite small. Any tips on keeping them? I have a setup, I'm not sure what to feed them, how often I should do water changes, and how long it takes for them to grow. :confused:
 

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Use clean de chlorinated water. Or bottled water. do a 50% water change every few days. I would put a bubble spongefilter (simple air pump connected to airline, connected to sponge filter, all can be bought at any aquarium store or pet store with fish). If you use a regular filter you may suck the tadpoles up and harm them. feed bits of commercial bought tadpole pellets, algae from local ponds around you, and potentially tiny bits of boiled egg and lettuce. When they are ready to come out of the water they will have all four limbs and the tail will shrink. At this point tilt the tank steadily on its side, so the water leans at an angle and makes a "beach" for them to crawl onto. once they are out you can raise them like any other tree frog or release them.
 

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keep them in a large but relatively flat tank filled with fresh, still, dechlorinated water (change out part every couple of days) feed them fish flakes (crumbled up if needed) finely chopped lettuce, and/or mosquito larvae and add some plants and grass for them to hide around in. when they start developing legs, and a large, flat ish rock that they can climb onto when they’re ready. once they have fully developed legs, transfer them to a tank with soil, bark, rocks, moss, and sticks for them to climb and hide. a fully grown one will need at least 10 gallons per frog. good luck!
 
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    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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    So everywhere talks about testing your water parameters but I can't find what to do it there aren't right?! Like too low not too high, anybody any ideas?
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    It’s very dry in Colorado. I make sure to spritz every night so while I’m sleeping. I have a nifty hydrometer that I got from Walmart. It tells me blue, green, red; too little humid, good, too much respectively. It’s been helpful to me.
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    It tells me temperature AND humidity.
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    Where'd you get that? Or is it just a combo from petsmart or something?
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    I’m pretty sure I got it at a Walmart.
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    I just looked it up to see if I can find it again. It’s actually a hyGROmeter and temperature. Which measures the dew point. Here is the difference between due point and humidity. https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidityYou can calculate Th relative
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    the relative humidity using the dew point measurement.
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    Here is the product I purchased:
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    it has a stand. And I had a spare suction from my filter. So it’s on the wall of my Sal’s enclosure.
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    That’s a pic of it in the enclosure.
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    Nice! Also, from what I can see you have an amazing setup! What species?
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    S. S. Gigliolli
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    Cool! I just have a tiger and a long tail, who we are trying to find as he ESCAPED INTO MY ROOM!
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    What would be the best thing to do ?
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    Hey, does anyone know if hot glue is fine to glue rocks together?
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