Generally, Newly hatched tadpoles will play dead for the first few days. If they are dead, they will turn a white color.Click to see full answer. Furthermore, is my tadpoles dying?Common causes of disappearing spawn/ tadpoles are predators and cold weather. Spawn and tadpoles require warmth and light to develop properly. If they have disappeared it may be because they’ve died. Late frosts or a shady pond could be responsible for this.One may also ask, do frogs play dead? But it’s not uncommon for frogs to play dead in some way, says Andrew Gray, curator of herpetology at the Manchester Museum, U.K. Technically known as thanatosis, playing dead is a way to trick predators that watch for movement in potential prey. And as the nickname “playing possum” suggests, it’s not unique to frogs. Subsequently, one may also ask, do tadpoles die easily? Just like fish, tadpoles will require a regular change of water especially if kept in an aquarium or bowl. This should be done a minimum of two times in a week because if the water gets too dirty, it may become poisonous and the tadpoles may eventually die.Do tadpoles stop moving?It’s normal for your tadpoles to stop moving. Your tadpole is still growing and metamorphosis is happening. What can I feed my tadpoles when they grow into frogs?