regarding dwarf African frogs and the issue of uprooting plants;
removing a DAF can simply be done with your hand, that's a no brainer.
just approach it from above, push it into the gravel, then lift it out.
I would like to use this thread to report a tangent of this subject;
Do DAFs and plants mix?
after 4 Months I can report the following;
If you have very fine stem plants, such as baby tears,
or have any low horizontally spread plants like glosso,
then you do NOT want a DAF in your planted tank.
No matter now many hiding places your DAFs have
they still want to squeeze themselves under your
ground plant cover, and between dense groups of stems.
So if you have thicker stem plants of 1mm or more, bulb
rhizome, or root ball plants, DAFs won't adversely effect them.
While it pains me to do this, I finally decided to move
my DAFs out of my primary planted tank, and into
my nephews tank; he gets all my rejects free
Maybe now my fine foreground plants will have a chance to
spread and thicken without being pulled up every few nights