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In the wild tadpoles will often eat algae and micro (water) plants. They like to sit on the banks or rocks and suck the algae off of them. In captivity, tadpoles eat plants there owners give them. They usually like lettuce, carrots, and fruits. (No citrus foods.) You can even buy special Tadpole Food at pet stores. When they are in captivity they may feed on a wide variety of food for example: baby food, egg yolk, lettuce, algae and special dietary food supplements. Yet of course the choices vary for different types of tadpoles and owners.

Some types of tadpoles eat unfertilized eggs from the mother, while others are cannibalistic and eat their brother and sister tadpoles.

Tadpoles are herbivorous and will eat lettuce or spinach when they are young. If you freeze it first, it will thaw and make it easier for the tadpole to eat. If the tadpole is in a pond they will rasp away at algae on the wall or pond weed. When they get their legs, they become carnivorous and will eat each other if they do not get meat. You can hang a piece of raw meat (not greasy!) on a string, and when it starts to rot, pull it out. When they are froglets (tadpoles with front and back legs but still have tails) they can eat tiny fruit flies or, if big enough, very small crickets. baby tadpoles eat only algae and small saplings in aquatic boiled lettuce

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Tadpoles start out eating their own yolk sacks. Once that's exhausted they are completely vegetarian, eating algae, plants and other microscopic things in the water. Some say it's sufficient to just keep adding fresh pond water to get more microbes in; fresh live pond plants may be suitable too (especially if they come with their own coating of algae).

When their back legs emerge, within a short period of time they turn into complete carnivores. They will indeed eat each other if not enough microbes/insects/other small animals are in the water. Also, they are sometimes kept as pets. In this environment, they will eat many things. They will eat lettuce, bread and even scrambled eggs !

I have a tadpole and he LOVES spinach I've also heard that they like lettuce but he only eats spinach so you should try.

Tadpoles start out eating their own yolk sacks. Once that's exhausted they are completely vegetarian, eating algae, plants and other microscopic things in the water. Some say it's sufficient to just keep adding fresh pond water to get more microbes in; fresh live pond plants may be suitable too (especially if they come with their own coating of algae).

If tadpoles don't eat, they die. And tadpoles like to live, so they therefore like eating. i guess they eat boiled lettuce! If you put flakes of lettuce in the water of the habitat, then the tadpoles will eat it. But, it takes time for them to see it. So every once in a while, quietly walk over and check on the tadpoles. boiled lettuce and algae.
tadpols eat insects the jelly stuff

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