Tadpole Tank Light
Some frogs are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. Other frogs are nocturnal, meaning they are mostly active at night. Tadpoles have a rough life, though. In nature they live in a pond where there are both day-dwellers and night-dwellers who want to eat them. That means they are awake all day and night so they can watch out for those dangers. They take little tad-naps to rest, but they are light sleepers. The smallest sound or jolt can trigger their flee response.
So what this means is you want to create a natural, soothing atmosphere both day and night. They need those day-night cycles to help them relax and grow. Daytime should have a natural style of daylight. Not too bright - but not deep in shadows either. There can be noise, but it should be fairly gentle. No rock bands playing right next to them :). Nighttime should be fairly dark and quiet.
During the day, make sure there's a shady spot for the tadpoles to hang out in. Remember, they're taking naps during the day, and sometimes they might prefer shade. Tadpoles don't have eyelids yet - they'll grow those in when they become frogs. So a tadpole might prefer having a spot that's shaded even in the middle of the day to take a nap.
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This step by step manual helps ensure that your little tadpoles grow up to be happy, healthy frogs. From choosing the tank to designing the menu, from checking the pH to adjusting the temperature, I'll ensure your cute, tiny balls of energy grow up into a joyful friend.
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