Tadpoles like to eat lettuce and boiled spinach.
Do you have some new tadpoles to care for? Perhaps you have been looking for what tadpoles eat. Lettuce leaves! It is very important that your tadpoles eat enough food each day. They are tiny little things but require some care. If you feed them too much, their water may turn out to be dirty and thus constitute some health risks for your precious tadpoles.
Unlike other foods that can be bought, it does not cost much to get lettuce and you can prepare the food yourself. While tadpoles love eating lettuce, you are not expected to just take some lettuce leaves and throw them into the tadpoles’ tank. Those are too big for them and they won’t even take a bite. This needs to be boiled for ten to twenty minutes. This is meant to soften the leaf. After that, you will chop it up into little pieces.
It is always better to prepare the food in large quantities so you don’t have to keep preparing food everyday. Once they have been chopped, you will then have to put them in the freezer. When the food is cooled, bring out a measured quantity, depending on the number of tadpoles you have in the tank and feed them. Put the rest in a bowl and store it in the freezer. Feed this to them daily until they start to turn into frogs.
Remember that hungry tadpoles feed on one another. If your tadpoles suddenly begin to disappear, then know that you are not giving them enough food. On the other hand, if the water in the tank starts getting too dirty, then you are probably over-feeding your tadpole.