I have never raised frogs before but now I have 5 American Bullfrog tadpoles to take care of. They are currently in an aquarium with sand at the bottom and an air pump. They all have their back legs but some are more developed than others. So far, I haven't been able to find many useful sites on how to take care of the little guys and I'm in desperate need of help! For one thing, one of the sites I visited said to use sand for the bottom of the tank but that makes the water very cloudy and the site also said the water should be clear. I don't know exactly what I should be feeding them, when they need to leave the aquarium and be put in a land/water tank, or if there is anything else that I need to know about. I would appreciate if someone could refer me to a good website or answer my many questions. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks!
Post by FrogCity Webmiss on May 13, 2005 8:09:58 GMT -5
No sand. They might breath that in too. I don't think that would be very good. You should probably set up an aquarium with aquarium rocks at the bottom, natural colors. You can get them at petsmart or usually any pet store for a fairly cheap price.
A pump is good. There's not much you need to know. Don't let it get to cold or too hot. But, if they're in a room that has a pretty natural or constant temperature I wouldn't worry.
The raising tadpole page on the main site will give you details on what they eat.
An all water aquarium should be good, but when they start to grow their front legs I would make a mountain with the rocks (more rightly called pebbles) to have some land.
That's all I can think of for now...
There aren't many good sites out there. The only really worth while one is allaboutfrogs.org but I don't recall them having any info on bullfrogs.
I kept bullfrogs for a long while though. I had one live to be a small adult frog, then I released it. It's hard though and it's not uncommon for them not to make it through thei whole tadpole cycle so don't worry if you loose a few along the way. Things go wrong a lot and they are too small to handle it.
Anyways, good luck with them! They're lots of fun to watch grow!