Pacific Treefrog: From Tadpole to Frog

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^ Already did:










The tadpoles themselves: (On my hand)




The tank is usually a light green when sun hits it, but today was an overcast day. I also have a bunch of pond snails in it.
 

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good luck with these guys, i got a batch of 5 or 6 pacific treefrogs(not actually a treefrog through) about 2yrs ago and managed to get 2 of them to leave the water, one disappeared after about 2mo but i still have my female who lives in a 20g now, they're awesome frogs.
 

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This weekend I will go down to the local pond and see if I can get some Pacific treefrog tadpoles or eggs. (This time not in a salsa jar)
 

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When both species of frogs are small tadpoles, I'll feed them boiled pieces of lettuce and when the Bullfrogs start getting bigger than the treefrogs, I'll seperate them in 2 ten gallon tanks.

I will then put about 6-8 treefrogs in 1 ten gallon and feed them small crickets, and I will use the other ten gallon to put in one bullfrog adult and feed him/her feeder goldfish that have been put out of water. Seeing a beached, flopping, defenseless fish is like saying "Come eat me!" to a bullfrog.

(The rest of the frogs I will release into the pond where I got the treefrogs at, since I already see them there.)
 

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Sounds good. Just be sure to use dark lettuces like romaine; iceberg lettuce is nutritionally empty. Other greens like spinach and kale are also good.

When your Pseudacris metamorphose they will be far too small to take even pinhead crickets; plan on getting some fruit flies. The bullfrog will be big enough to take medium crickets when he metamorphoses. I would caution against goldfish as the steady food for your bullfrog; no doubt he'll eat them, but earthworms, waxworms, fortified crickets, moths, and pinkies provide superior nutrition.
 

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I'll feed the bullfrog earthworms too now that you told me. (And any large insect I can find)

Thanks also for telling meI should feed the treefrogs fruitflies when they come out of the water.

UPDATE: It was very stormy in southern Oregon last night, so I put a bucket under the spill way of my roof and this morning I dumped it all in the 10G, so now the tank is full to the top.
 

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yea, i had my treefrogs on springtails when they morphed out and until i could get some FF cultures going(very easy to do, my pair of cultures lasted my for a year and a half)
 
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