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Frogs and shrimp?

My vivarium has a pond at one end, so will dart frogs and shrimp get along?
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If they can fit it in their mouth, frogs will eat it. However, PDF's aren't the quickest frogs, so it may be okay. I'd throw a couple cheap shrimp in and monitor them for a couple weeks to make sure they'll do okay first.

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I can't imagine why they wouldn't. Dart frogs aren't big on swimming, and shrimp aren't overly fond of dry land, so I can't see any problems developing between the two. Though I've never kept the frogs, so maybe someone with some more experience there will have something more to say on the subject.

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The tank is 55 gallon and the pond is about 6" deep so they will not be that close.
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PDF's won't even go into the water so i doubt it'll be a problem. the frogs also may drown in there, so make sure they can egt out easily.

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There is driftwood that is in the pond and on shore.
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any pics of this vivarium? i don't have any advice to offer, but am very interested in this idea. maybe try something cheap (as previously suggested) like ghost or rcs to see if it works out?

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Here it is. I am still working on it plants are not cheep, so nothing real great in there. No frogs or shrimp yet just tree feeder gold fish that growing to big, the pond is only 3.5 gallon.










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yeah that won't be a problem. the frogs won't drown. also, those goldfish need really big tanks... i wouldn't put them in less than a 75g when they are full grown and that tank really doesn't look like it has 3.5 gallons in it... looks more like 1 gallon.

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The gold fish are feeders (cheep only .50 each) and were about a 1/4" long when I got them, two didn't make I had filter problems there are three now. They have grown a lot and are going out to the water garden in a week or so. The pond looks small but it holds about 3 or 3.5 gallons, I didn't think it would hold that much when I finished it but it did.
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