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Old 07-09-2006, 04:43 AM posted to
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Default Bullfrogs

I have a small pond (11x16), and clean it out in the spring each year. This
year, in addition to 5 new fish, I found 7 bullfrog tadpoles. The tadpoles
were large, about 3 to 5 inches long.

I put the fish & the tadpoles in a 18" deep kiddie pool while I'm cleaning
the pond. The next day, I notice that all but one of the tadpoles are gone.
They must have been eaten by the fish.

A few of my fish are about 16" long, the rest are smaller.

"Jeanne" wrote in message

I imported a dozen big bullfrog tadpoles from a company. They all looked
fine -- second year tadpoles. Some had hind legs starting. #12 died. As
an experiment, I let #11 out of his protection screen box to see the koi
reaction. They looked him over but didn't pay much attention thereafter.
So, I assumed, it would be ok to let them all out. That was about four
ago. Haven't seen any since. The pond is concrete, about 30 x 40 x 2
and full of string algae, lilies, etc. One center area 6 x 6 is 3 ft deep.
The seven koi are big, well fed, about 25 years old. Any ideas anybody??
Do they hide until dark? Will someday I see some sitting on a lily pad?
I start over? Somewhere I read that koi don't like to eat tadpoles but
are always rooting around in the algae for live food including goldfish
hatches. Could they have gobbled them by mistake? Thanks.....
Bruce Matthews