Any frog lovers out within who can bring up to date me how to manufacture my fishpond more frog friendly?
I have had a small fishpond, made from a concrete like substance, contained by the backyard for years without any fish in it. Walking past the other afternoon I noticed there are a lot of tadpoles contained by it. I have never seen any in in that before and I want to know what I can do to make it a frog friendly habitat. Should I clean the pond at anytime contained by future? Are there any plants I should put in it? It also have a pump connected that makes a little fountain in the middle, would it be fruitless for them to turn this on at anytime? Thanks!
you need to ask an expert
If the bottom of the pond is showing and rough like concrete, it would be a good idea to throughly strain the dust out of some sand and supply it to the bottom. It would prevent the frogs from scratching their bellies and provide them something to hibernate in during the winter. Good luck!
frogs like duck weed and lily pad it gives the shade protection and somthing 2 eat u can find them at a local pond or plant shop.
if u want the frogs to stay wen they develope u should put some reeds around ur pond and sea the soil daily and have a ramp kinda going into the pond so they can get surrounded by and out add a submerged rock so they can sit in the water next to their heads sticking out and dont use fertilizers snail pelets weed killers etc it will harm the frog
hope this help
plants are a flawless idea
make sure there's an flowing way in/out
otherwise do nothing, seems to be fine as it is. in that arent enough fishless pond out there (fish eat spawn and tadpoles)
1. you need to put a peak to hold your frogs in and predators out
2. you need a island
3. put a few frogs in in attendance
4. let them breed
5. then you will have a positive frog pond :)
The algae will be fine, they live in it within the natural world. Don't worry, the frogs obviously have an idea that your pond was perfect for them as it is :]
you said that they just transpire to be there that means the frogs are flurishing and i'm afread that if you do anything .the frogs migh disseaprear be off it be nature finds away to survive of late stand back and admire it..
The tadpoles you see are MOST likely those of toads, rather than frogs, but they're undeniably an indicator that your pond is a welcome addition to the area. I commend you for your desire to gladden them--amphibians are in terrible danger adjectives across the globe from the fast-moving chytrid plague. They need ALL the help we can make available them.
To help the froglets or toadlets, be sure there is abundantly of thick, loose plant cover around the edges of the pond, and hidey caves made of logs or broken plant saucers (they even make little 'toad houses'). Be certain there are easy ways for the toadlets to leave the pond around the farthest point as well--a wooden ramp, or stones, etc. Plants that will attract insects the toads like to eat will also be useful for them--small flowers such as alyssum will attract lots small winged insects, and the toadlets will appreciate these.
If you want to keep frogs in your pond year-round, within will need to be a good foot of silt/mud at the bottom of the pond, and enough dampen above it to prevent the pond from freezing solid to the bottom. If the pond is smaller than this, then you will probably never have typical frogs--but you will still have toads, and possibly tree frogs, gratefully using your pond as a breeding ground. Unlike frogs that live within water such as leopard frogs, tree frogs and toads hibernate away from water. Aquatic frogs such as leopard frogs hibernate buried surrounded by the mud at the bottom of the pond. Their slowed metabolism during hibernation allows them to absorb adequate oxygen from the water through their skin.