What do tadpoles eat?
Well, I hear they LOVE lettuce. Boil the lettuce for 10 to 15 minutes and then drain it. Chop it up a little, and then you can lay it on a tray to freeze it. For average home ponds, use an icecube tray- 1 cube every couple of days should be enough. For smaller tanks, just lay some flat on a tray and freeze it, and keep it in a baggie in the freezer. Give the tadpoles a pinch every few days. Remember: too much food will get the water all dirty, and too little will make the tadpoles get nutty and go after each other. If your water gets dirty really fast, slow down on the feeding…and be sure to replace the dirty water with some fresh spare water. • The length of frog development from egg to tadpole to frog usually takes between 6 to 12 weeks. But it is also temperature dependant, so during cold spells it may take a bit longer or even be suspended till the temperatures go up. For example, eggs laid towards the end of summer may hatch, but tadpoles may stay tadpoles until the Spring/Summe
The diet of a tadpole varies from species to species. However, most tadpoles are herbivores and feed on plants and algae. Some species are omnivores and eat detritus and even other tadpoles. Tadpoles eat a wide variety of food. During the early developmental stage, the tadpole feeds on its own yolk sacks, in order to grow and develop. One day after hatching, the tadpole starts to absorb oxygen through its skin and eats the remainder of yolk in its intestine. Within 2-3 days, it opens its mouth and its external gills start working. After that, it becomes vegetarian. The major food for tadpoles includes plants, algae and other microscopic things in the water. They also feed on fish food, lettuce, egg yolk and baby cereal. When the back legs of tadpoles emerge, they completely become carnivores within a short period of time. If there are no sufficient insects, larvae, microbes or other small animals in the water, then they eat each other.
You can go to the pet store and see if they have tadpole food for sale, or look on the internet to see if you can find tadpole food for sale there, or you can make your own food for tadpoles. It is very important that your tadpoles get enough food each day, but they are tiny little things and they dont eat much. If you feed them too much then their water will get dirty and that is as unhealthy for tadpoles as not giving them enough tadpole food. If you buy food for tadpoles then all you need to do is read the instructions and follow them carefully. You can make food for tadpoles, too. Youll need your parents help to do it, but you should only have to make tadpole food once or twice before they turn into frogs, then youll have to learn how to feed your frogs. So what do you think tadpoles like to eat? What do you feed tadpoles that you might already have at home? Tadpoles like to eat. lettuce! Now, dont just take some lettuce leaves and throw them into your tadpole tank, they are too bi
I’ve raised two tadpoles successfully into frogs before (they were wild ones, too!). After doing some research, I found that boiling some spinach for about ten minutes was all they needed. I’d make a big pot of the spoiled spinach, feed to the tadpoles, and then store in a baggie in the refrigerator. Each tadpole only needs about a pinch of the boiled spinach every day. I kept feeding the boiled spinach until they were on their own eating mealworms. Once they were out of the water (grew their legs and possibly still had their tail), I put the boiled spinach in a small dish, but also put meal worms in a separate dish. If the frogs weren’t interested in the meal worms yet, I’d use tweezers to pick up the meal worms and put it in front of the frogs nose. After a few seconds, the meal worm was gone in the frog’s mouth. Pretty simple. Tadpoles are a lot of fun to raise if you know how to care for them while they are transforming into frogs. I hope this helped.
When very little they eat the jelly around the egg; once this has gone they start on the algae on stones in the water, eventually, they become carnivores and eat the tadpoles which didn’t make it. I move the frog spawn out of my pond into a water feature with green-covered stones each Spring because the pond fish eat the frog eggs. As they mature, I add a tiny pinch of crumbled, flaked goldfish food every morning; you can watch them swim belly-up gulping down the tiny pieces of fish food. When they are bigger, I’ll move them back into the pond. Grown frogs enjoy fishermen’s maggots which you can buy at a fishing shop.