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African dwarf frogs

Hey TPT!
I'm considering getting a few adfs for my med- heavy planted aqueon evolve 8.
I've never kept them before, and I'm looking for some good info on them.
I've read a bunch of websites about them and know some simple stuff but I am looking for more in depth stuff like male to female ratio and what not.

I hear they are cute little non demanding pets and that they sing at night =]

The other inhabitants of the tank are red cherry shrimp, ramshorn snails, mts and the odd pond snail.

Any info would be appreciated!
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I have 4 of them in a medium planted tank. Fish vary from Tetras to 3 rams to bamboo shrimp. No issues at all with the frogs.
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They are a pain in the rear to feed sometimes. You pretty much have to hand feed them, and they can sometimes be picky with foods. They can be sensitive to certain tank mates. For example, ghost shrimp will chew on them, and the frogs aren't very bright, so they will sometimes attack fish in the tank during feeding time.
If you're going to keep multiple in one tank, I would keep the typical one male to two or three female. Not that there is much of an agression issue, simply because it increases chances for mating. I woukd generally feed them glass worms, beefheart, blood worms, tubifex and mysis.
Typical water parameters have always been fine, 74-82 f, with clean water around a pH of 7.0 plus or minus 1.0

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They do suck to feed. I have one of those little terra cotta plates that you would put under a potted plant. It's in a clear front corner of the tank and I always put their food on that. Zoo Med makes an aquatic frog pellet that I usually feed. They've survived a year so far and have tried to breed a few times so I figure they're happy enough. They're in a 5g with my Betta now previously in a 10g with some Tetras. Be ware that they're very weak swimmers. I had one get caught in the intake of my aq50 while I had the sponge off for cleaning.
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I lost all 3 of mine from the filter intake. Two of them before I could add a prefilter sponge over the intake and one after adding the sponge. Stipid frog somehow got his leg inbetween the intake an and the sponge. I felt awful! The poor little guys actually drowned.

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I lost a few of the fifteen or so that i have had to intakes also. Like i said, they arent the brightest things.

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To emphasize how dumb they can be here is a picture of one of my frogs sitting with a piece of food somehow on top of his head.
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Lol @ that pic.
I've had a couple in my 60 gallon going on a year now, I think.
I never really have trouble feeding them. Whenever I feed my cories, they are right there eating with them.
I think it's funny when they go up for air,when they come back down, they just dive at full speed, hitting against rocks, the ground, whatever is in their path. I guess it doesn't hurt, or they're just too dumb to learn.

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There's a good general how-to here in this thread on another site:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=84033


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Thanks for all the good info guys!
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I've had two albino African clawed frogs and a non-albino in a 40 gal tank for a few years now and I've never had any problems with them,feeding or otherwise, they have pretty bad eye sight but I tap on the tank in a certain way before I feed them and they've learned over time to go straight to the same corner every time. I've had the trio in with a hatchling reeves turtle since I cycled the tank and to my surprise everyone gets on, that is until I feed them feeder guppies lol
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Sorry I've just noticed this was adf's my bad
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Lol, that's ok. I decided to get another Betta, a female Betta this time though. I was afraid the froggies wouldn't fair well with me being gone for a few days at a time.
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