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Got a ranitomeya vanzolinii tadpole in this brom, now a flower has appeared. To make room for the tad, should I cut the flower out or just top up on the water. Has anybody come across this situation before.
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Yea, it happens occasionally. The best deposit area is always the centre of the brom, so they often get placed there. When it flowers, that can be a pain.

You can usually leave it, as it will still retain water typically. Top it up occasionally if needed. If you are concerned, you can remove the tad and raise it outside the tank. Moving it to another water source in the tank is 50/50 whether the male will find it and care for it again (at least in my experience).
 

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If you are concerned, you can remove the tad and raise it outside the tank
I've read that tads may not accept artificial diets after having been fed eggs. My very limited experience with this (N=2, I recall) confirms this claim. Do you have any experience with this?
 

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I've read that tads may not accept artificial diets after having been fed eggs. My very limited experience with this (N=2, I recall) confirms this claim. Do you have any experience with this?
Yes, I have pulled imitator tadpoles after they had been egg fed by the parents, and have had no issues with them accepting foods and morphing out normally.
 

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You can take a pair of needle nose pliers and pull out the flowers. I had to do that once for a pumilio tad.
 

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Thanks for the replies, phone didn't notify me. I used long tweezers then pulled the petals, part of the stem off. Couldn't get all of it, as the tad took cover down the bottom. Thanks.
 
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