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Early tadpole Fact file

Stage: Early tadpole
Weeks after hatching: 1

What's happening: After hatching the tadpole feeds on the yolk that it has taken with it from the egg. Later it begins to swim around and feed on algae.

Need to know: Tadpoles are herbivores, eating algae and other plant material. All adult amphibians are carnivores - they eat insects and other small animals.

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