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How to Take Care of Tadpoles

Watch more How to Care for Pet Fish videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to take care of tadpoles until they turn into frogs. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Gather tadpoles Look for tadpoles. If you see some, fill your bucket with water and algae from the pond and scoop up some tadpoles with the kitchen strainer. Immediately place the tadpoles in the bucket of water. Tip Do not transfer the tadpoles into water that has been chlorinated. Step 2: Transfer the tadpoles Transfer the water, algae, and tadpoles in the bucket to the aquarium when you get home. Place some small rocks on the bottom of the aquarium. Step 3: Feed the tadpoles Feed the tadpoles pieces of boiled lettuce or cabbage to supplement the algae they feed on. Tip Remove any leftover lettuce after the tadpoles are through with it to keep the aquarium clean. Step 4: Add a rock Add a large rock to the aquarium when the tadpoles begin to develop legs. At this stage the tadpoles will start to develop lungs. Because their gills will no longer work, they will need to be out of the water to breathe. Step 5: Continue caring for the froglets Continue caring for the froglets, adding small insects or bloodworms to their diet. When they have completed the transition to frogdom, take them back to the pond where you found them and let them go. Did You Know? Conservationists warn that up to half of the 6,000 amphibian species are now in danger of extinction.
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