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African Dwarf Frogs?

Does anyone have African Dwarf Frogs?

Can you feed them pellets and can you have eco-complete substrate on the bottom?

Do they eat smaller fish/ shrimp?

According to them, everything eats flakes and everything is fine.

I saw one at the pet store and it look kind of cool but it seem more of a reptile then a fish. I'm not sure if they would increase or decrease the ambiance of the planted aquarium.

I can't rely on the pet store employee to tell me the truth since they will tell you whatever you want to hear to make a sale.

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I have heard that they are quite stupid, they get caught in a filter strainer and drown for god's sake. And they are sensitive to meds
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In nature they're carnivores so they will they need freeze dried or frozen brine shrimp, tubifex and blood worms.
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I've kept mine on eco-complete.

Mine won't eat pellets. They only take live black worms, frozen blood worms, and chopped up earthworms. I wouldn't put them in with anything that is small enough to fit in their mouth. They are not naturally aggressive....just not the brightest bulbs in the box and are always hungry(not a great combo). I love them though and think they're pretty cute. It's fun to see how they interact in big groups of 6+.

And yes I have had one get stuck in the filter strainer. He died😢


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Wow, I did not know they need live food. Unless I can figure out a way to feed then with an automatic feeder, they may not be the right animal for my aquariums. They are kind of cool looking.

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I had one in my 10 gallon with very placid fish -- rice fish, sparkling gouramis. They are very cool and do add an extra dimension to a community tank, but they are dumb as heck. They will let food fall right past their noses. They have terrible eyesight. I targeted fed mine with a turkey baster, and it still seemed to miss a lot of food.

Mine actually ate pretty well and did fine with fish, but I do believe that they would do best with no fish companions, who tend to quickly gobble up the food before the frog gets to it. Mine ate frozen blood worms and brine shrimp like a champ. It did not need live foods.

Mine did not harm my fish, but it did tend to snap at anything near it during feeding time.

Fun creatures, but give them a dedicated tank and expect to do some targeted feeding, even in a fish-less setup.
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