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:shock: Hello, I want to ask a question to those with exerience with tad poles ,about their initial behavior after getting through their egg.I recently "hatched" 3 azureus tadpoles and have them in their cups but they arent swimming very much, I know their alive when I tap the side of the cup but they remain pretty much motionless otherwise. Is this normal? Also when getting out of their egg should they still have the gills " red branches" in tact ? These were my pairs first batch of eggs and am curious if these are signs of health issues in the tads. Any replies would be most welcomed!
 
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:shock: Hello, I want to ask a question to those with exerience with tad poles ,about their initial behavior after getting through their egg.I recently "hatched" 3 azureus tadpoles and have them in their cups but they arent swimming very much, I know their alive when I tap the side of the cup but they remain pretty much motionless otherwise. Is this normal? Also when getting out of their egg should they still have the gills " red branches" in tact ? These were my pairs first batch of eggs and am curious if these are signs of health issues in the tads. Any replies would be most welcomed!
 

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I just experienced this as well. My tad was very lethargic and would not move around much, but as of yesterday it is swimming around like a chicken with it's head cut off.

So i wouldn't worry, seems normal.
 

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Hatching out with the gill branches is o.k. but indicates the tadpole is not as mature as some when they hatch. The tadpole will be lethargic. Keep the water shallow and feed lightly until the tad swims more, puts on weight, and you see feces on the bottom. Then you can raise the water level and feed a little heavier.
 

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Tadpoles usally act like that and dont swim for the first couple of days, dont feed anything until you see them moving around more. The red gills will soon fall off, it is perfectly normal. Good luck with your tads.
 
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