Chris what are your Banded's preferred laying spots, film can, glass, leaves etc?
other please feel free to throw your spots in as well.
Doug, opera is a dying form of art. Don't Judge... hahPhantom, huh? I suppose as long as you don't start singing opera!
Hey guys, The little guy passed away last week. He appeared to have a buoyancy problem that got progressively worse as he developed all the way to the point where he could no longer go down and eat. I tried lowering the volume of water but it didn't help. I have another tad from the same group that is completely clear but has pigment in his eyes unlike "phantom" so I think this one can actually see. I am thinking "phantom" was completely blind so even if he would have made it to metamorphosis, hunting would have been impossible. I picked up my breeders from a buddy in Northern California, you?Any updates? We just started getting albino tads from our bandeds also. Our first is a little younger than your Phantom, and we just found our second albino. I think we must have bothe received our breeders from the same source.
Hmm, never heard of it.. Not sure if the Tad would be interested in peas but I may give it a whirl next time around! Anything is worth a shot, although I am not sure how you would force feed a Tadpole.. lolI know in goldfish that if they are having problems like that you should feed them peas....maybe try that....sometimes you have to force them though
Awesome shots guys, thanks for sharing! Feel free to keep us updated here on their progress! I'll snap some pictures of my new one but he is far smaller than the two you pictured. On a happy note, I've got four healthy and normal looking froglets bouncing around from my group!We're sorry to hear about him. We're waiting for our older one to share Phantom's fate. Our older tad is having the same problem. It seems that he is not eating much, and his intestines are filled with gas. This is causing him to float belly up. We tried shallow water also, with no luck. He has good days and bad days. We don't expect him to make it. It is kind of strange, that they both had the same problem. It must be linked to the albinism, somehow. I guess we'll both be watching our younger tads, with crossed fingers.
We got the parents of these guys from a breeder in Wyoming.
Anyway, here are our two. You can see the older one has little food in his gut, and lots of gas instead.
We hope to hear about your new guy's progress.
We'll keep you updated on ours too.
Mine are also Phil Tan line. Good luck with your pair, they are awesome frogs and seem to breed pretty readily!Sad to hear about the tad.....He was very cool looking.....
Chris what line is your Banded intermedius? I have a pair that I am waiting to get going and interested if yours is from the same line and these albino tads might be something to watch out for....Mine are Phil Tan line....