08-25-2008, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bettababy
If you want to term it that way, call it palidarium growing into terrarium... As tadpoles they are fully aqauatic, also be sure to get a filter and/or air stone in there for it... as adults they are part land part aquatic, depending on the species.
If you post pictures when you get it, maybe we can ID the species so you'll know what to expect. Some stay very small, others grow absolutely huge, and lfs's aren't usally aware of what species the supplier sends them... they are just labeled "tadpoles". Quite often we'd get 2 - 3 species mixed together in one shipment... Knowing what it turns into is important early on, so you can properly provide for it.
Also, don't forget, some frogs are quite vocal... so be prepared for the noise once it's an adult. The last ones I raised with my kids used to keep me up all hours of the night with their chirping and bellowing, and even from the basement, in my 2nd story bedroom it was like a megaphone to my ear! I was happy when we released them in the pond garden.
You should do fine if you remember the basics... clean water, plenty of healthy food, and properly enclosed tank. Tadpoles need to eat almost constant... so water changes will get to be a pain in the butt. To feed them enough it pollutes the water quick, even with a good filter. Green water is a place they would thrive!
i have two and their light tan on top....umm with some spots...welll alot of small spots more like freckles xD and they have a white underbelly its about 3-4inches long xD and 2inches wide xD i feed it everything algea,fish foods xD alot