RE: NANFA-- How to keep tadpoles alive?

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Sat, 16 Jun 2001 19:32:59 -0400


I am currently rearing a whole mess of tadpoles of Marsupial Treefrog -
Gastrotheca riobambae that I found unexpectedly in the pool of the
terrarium a few weeks ago. They are doing great on a diet of tropical
fish flake and tufts of green string algae and frogbit plants introduced
to the rearing tank. I have no filtration but try to change the water on
a daily basis using fresh pond water.

The husbandry of most tadpoles is pretty simple. I anticipate the really
tough part will be getting suitably sized small insects in abundance to
rear the froglets when they transform. At least it is summertime so
collecting "meadow plankton" should not be a priblem.


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