Day Ten – The Tank!

March 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm Leave a comment

March 11 2008: I must apologise for the missing day nine. I didn’t see the tadpoles yesterday as ex-Tadpole watcher Peter locked them in his room. The tadpoles have now been moved to a more accessible area and the story can continue.

Firstly, we say a sad goodbye to our silver fantail, Kay. Kay died last night after a couple of days of illness. We didn’t know what was wrong with her and there was nothing we could do. R.I.P. Kay.

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But the tadpoles however…

Once more they have grown! So much so we decided to try one out in the fish tank. He took to it straight away! We also discovered how smart they are and adapted to living with possible predators. We were bothered that the fish might try to eat him (not that they’d be able to but they could nibble his tail) but we needn’t worry. He’s a skilled hider and can easily out swim the fish when they become interested in him. Keeping an eye on him proved difficult to say the least. But I did manage to get a couple of photos of him in the tank:

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In the mean time, the rest of them got moved to another bucket – this time with a filter. We also tried them out with something other than goldfish flakes: frozen waterfleas, which they seemed to like well enough.

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