Why is it most people remove tads don't they hatch fine in the viv. i understand once the get older the might get killed in a territory battle but the parents take care of them till they leave the water don't they?
ok so being new when i get frogs and i just want to enjoy them it is ok to leave the tads in but later when i want froglets to sell trade or enjoy pull them out?It depends on the species of frog. Obligate egg feeders (Oophaga species) are almost always left with the parents because the tadpoles need infertile eggs from the female. Other species, such as imitators, will feed tadpoles but the tadpoles can be raised artificially without problems. Dendrobates species, like tinctorius, do not engage in parental care other than transporting the tadpoles. People pull tads for a variety of reasons, including increased production. If you pull tads/eggs instead of letting the parents raise them (with imitators, for example), the breeders will continue to lay more eggs rather than care for the tads. For frogs that don't feed their tadpoles, it's easier to monitor and feed the tads outside of the viv in a controlled environment, make sure they get the right types of food, and prevent cannibalism.
In general, pulling tads usually is a better chance for more froglets and less problems in the tadpoles stage.
Yes, that is absolutely fine. Some would prefer to up their production at times to increase their offpring for trades or sale. Others prefer to enjoy watching the parents raise their own babies. Either way is fine and you won't be frowned upon for whichever method you choose to enjoy your frogs.ok so being new when i get frogs and i just want to enjoy them it is ok to leave the tads in but later when i want froglets to sell trade or enjoy pull them out?
How the froglets emerge ranges all over the map and the results are generally a result of conditions in the enclosure being less than ideal for the growth of the tadpoles or froglets. For example there is excellent data out there that indicates that 26 C (78.8 F) is the optimum temperature to rear auratus tadpoles (and the temperature in one study that was chosen by the male in the wild for tadpole deposition) with poorer growth and size at temperatures that are warmer and cooler than 78.8 C. Given that many people shoot for a temperature in the 70-75 F range in thier enclosures, the emergence of froglets that are more delicate and do not do as well should come as no surprise and this is before we get into the differences in nutrition..I disagree. This is inly the case in obligate egg feeders. Any other type can be raised just as effectively when pulled from the tank. I have had hidden tads morph in my aurautus tank and they were much smaller and delicate than the tads I pulled and raised myself.