Bullfrog Tadpoles add character and ambiance to a water garden setting. Listening to the frogs singing in the springtime is joyful! Bullfrog Tadpoles are harmless and feed on mosquito larvae and algae in the pond. They also feed on any insect eggs before the eggs hatch.Eventually these tadpoles change into small frogs and begin eating insects around the pond. Unlike toads, frogs must stay near a water source. It is fun to see frogs sunning themselves while sitting on rocks around the pond on lazy, sunny afternoons. These are large tadpoles.
Please note the cost with a minimum quantity! This is a BOX, full of water and oxygen as well as tadpoles. It is very heavy, usually 8-10 lbs. The majority of the cost is in the OVERNIGHT FEDEX SHIPPING! The Express box of tadpoles ships out 1-3 days after the order is placed. You do not need to choose an express option in the checkout, nor will it even show up. This express shipping is already included in the item, and only ships that way.
Smaller Quantities are shipped out during summer or winter months with slower shipping methods.
Tadpoles should spend as little time in transit as possible. The Bag inside the box is filled with about 80% oxygen and only 20% or so water. Tadpoles have extremely active metabolisms and excrete a higher percentage of waste-- much more than the fish we ship. 100% or near 100%, should arrive alive even though the water in the box is turning toxic quickly. Do not open the bag to change water or put it in the sun for even a moment, as you will release the remaining oxygen we added. Take the box of tadpoles immediately to the pond. Grab a small bucket or large cup to add water to the bag once at the pond. If it is a natural pond you can add a little pond water, then release near vegetation 2 minutes after acclimating. Vegetation provides food and some protection from predators like bass or birds. DO NOT FLOAT THE BAGS, the water in the bag is no longer any good, and even on cloudy days the sun will be enough to heat the water in the bag quickly. In a backyard pond it would be best to have a mesh fish net at least 10 inches across and a 5 gallon bucket or container. Acclimate the water for 2 minutes with pond water added to the bag. Next place your net on top of an empty bucket and slowly pour the water and tadpoles through the net on the top. The water should go through the net into the bucket and the tadpoles should be caught in the fine mesh net. Immediately put the tadpoles into the water. Bullfrog tadpoles are too large for tanks or aquariums and will not survive there, as the water fouls far too quickly.
Tadpoles eat small bits of soft algae, submerged plants like Mermaid (favorite), Vallisneria, Anacharis, and Cabomba. They also eat mosquito larvae when present in water. Adult frogs are territorial and need vegetation to stay around. Pickerel Rush, Waterlilies, obedient plant, and other plants that attract pollinators are great for a larger frog population as they increase protection and food supply. Bullfrog tadpoles are too large for tanks or aquariums and will not survive there. The water fouls far too quickly. They need an amazing amount of clean fresh water, a way to get out by the time they have front legs as they are also using lungs by then, and live submerged plants as food.