Above: In this picture is a nice Freshwater Tadpole.
Comments: These are Tadpoles that you rarely see in live fish stores.
Premium Tadpoles like these Tadpoles are more hardy than Tadpoles from other sources.
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Origin: This Tadpoles ancestors lived all over the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, this Tadpole often grows to be 4" long, but they will eventually turn into full sized Tadpoles.
Behaviors: They usually stay at the bottom of the tank, and have quite a personality.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include any community fish, smaller ones are best because bigger ones may pick on the Tadpole.
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Temperature: This Tadpole can live pretty well from about 70 to 80 degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable from about 75 to 78 degrees F.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets.
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Water Conditions: This Tadpole can tolerate a wide range of water conditions.
Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8. We ship them in this water.
Aquarium Size: These guys can do well living in a pond.
They are well adapted to aquariums of 20-gallons or larger, but they will eventually turn into full sized Tadpoles so they will need to be moved into a pond.
Decor: These Tadpoles do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
Rocks, and out of water areas would be an excellent addition for these guys.
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Live Plants are beautiful, improve the water quality.
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Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel filters are highly recommended.
A Penguin 200B Filter in an aquarium with 30-gallons is OK.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
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Life Span: This Tadpole can live for a few years, but feeding them with premium will help them live longer and healthier.
As they grow into full sized Tadpoles, they won't depend too much on food but more on insects and other natural resources they may find in a pond environment.
Gender: As Tadpoles, it is impossible to tell the difference between males and females until they become full sized Tadpoles.
Breeding: These Tadpoles do not breed at such a young age.
Popularity: These freshwater Tadpoles are rather popular.
Names: This species of Tadpole is unknown to us, they are commonly called the North American Tadpole.
Variations: There are some variations throughout the US.
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