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Josh
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# Posted: 13 Dec 2004 18:58 · Edited by: Josh


I just switched my african clawed frogs to a warmer tank last night and was joking that they might lay eggs because the female is mammoth, and go figure they layed egg over night. LOL Now it looks like there's about 300-400 eggs in the tank, not sure if they're fertile or not but time will tell, hard to count because they are everywhere, on the sides of the glass on the heater on the pump on the rocks. LOL

No my questions, mainly directed at ginevieve because I know she's had hers breed a couple times.

They don't seem to be coated in a gel like most frog egg, does anyone know if they are supposed to have it, or are these ones that develop it after a few days or do they simply not get it at all? Nevermind about the gel coating, I looked much closer and there is a very thing gel coating over them, you have to catch it in the light right.

How long does it take for them to hatch?

How long does it take them to develop?

What did you feed your tadpoles? I'm thinking spirulina, I've heard dart frog tads are fed this.


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Josh
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 17:18


Well, I do belive they're fertile, I see the yolks uncurling into little flat white tadpoles, about half of them have uncurled since last night, which is really fast, hatching out in less than 1 day. I ordered some tadpole food from www.xenopus.com since it was only $3.00 for 1 lb. and 1 lb. makes 1 gallon, the guy said you should only need about 2 lbs. at the most for a clutch of eggs which isn't bad, so I had my step dad order about 5 lbs. lol I'm sure they'll end up breeding again as soon as I put them back into that tank, it's gonna be a never ending cycle, put them in the tank they lay eggs, take them out until the eggs hatch, move the tads to the tank I move the adults to while they were eggs, and move the adults back to the warm tank, then they end up laying again.


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star0dawn
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 17:38


Congrads! I wish I had a female! Then maybe I could have some tads!


Just my thoughts on it!
Josh
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 17:54


LOL, you can buy presexed ready to breed frogs from www.xenopus.com , go get yourself a female.


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ginevive
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 18:18


Wow, congrats on your breeding. I actually have a bunch of inch-long tads from my two right now. And about 25 of them are albinos!
I should def. look into the food you're buying. I have been buying fish-fry food in a small tube that costs $5.00! I could def. save money if I buy the mix you mentioned.
Also the stuff I use makes the water foul very fast, because it's got mainly eggs in it. BUT they grow like little weeds while eating it.
Good luck with your tads!


-JEN- :)
Josh
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 18:23


Yeah, that stuff is made lab grade, I thought it was pretty good when I heard you got a gallon out of it.
And I got a mixed pair too, a male normal and a female albino.


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Josh
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 18:52


Some of them have already began moving a bit, I thought they weren't supposed to for about 2 or 3 days? These things are growing way faster than they're supposed to,they shouldn't be hatched until wednesday or thursday, and shouldn't be moving until saturday or sunday. LOL


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spawn
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# Posted: 14 Dec 2004 20:50


I have two albino AFC's: the ugliest animals I own. I dread the day I find out I have a mating pair. Don't have room to raise babies, and they're worth next to nothing in the commerical world (I bought them for $3.00).

Josh
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# Posted: 15 Dec 2004 06:18


Around here they sell for $5-7 each, depending on the pet shop and time of the year. And in the commercial world they are quite worthwhile, it's quantity over quality with breeders with these. I could sell all the babies I get for $1.00 a peice and make money off of them if 50 or more make it, all I'll have put into the cost of this is about $50.00, and that's mainly for stuff that's reusable, like a large rubbermaid rearing tank and an aquarium heater for it.


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star0dawn
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# Posted: 15 Dec 2004 18:30


I cought mine here in vancouver Washington. They don't sell these online. I have to wait for them to come out of hibernation before I can send my son out to find us a female! lol that sounds funny. I have two male chouras tree frogs and a female red legged frog. They arn't in the same tank and are not the same species so they won't be breeding. But my boys want to!


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Josh
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# Posted: 17 Dec 2004 07:26


Well, I've got somewhere around 150 +/- free swimming tadpoles now, I'm gonna say unless I screw up big time that about 100 will fully metamorphose. Not bad out of the first spawning ever by those 2 frogs. Some of them are crystal clear too, all you can see are their eyes to even know that they're there swimming around. LOL


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