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Who has kept African dwarf frogs? What kind of fish can I keep with them?
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Our african dwarf frog was like a zombie. It never moved except for a rare, lightning fast trip to the surface. The only way we could get it to eat, was to pick up some blood worms with tweezers and wiggle them in front of his face. This animal would not search for food. However, it has a large mouth, and will eat anything that will fit in it, and happens to swim slowly in front of it.
i keep them. Eventually I moved them to their own tank as it allowed me to keep the water level a bit low (they can jump out if it's filled to the brim). As for fish, most won't bother them really, but since they are bottom dwellers, I would look for a top dwelling fish. The problem I found though was that they are dumb when it comes to food, so when feeding blood worms, it takes a while for the frogs to find them and then the fish eat all the worms. That's why surface fish are a bit better, feed flakes on the top, then bloodworms with a turkey baster at the bottom for the frogs, although as soon as the fish realize there is bloodworms, they usually ditch the flakes. lol.
I have a few loaches already. Are ADFs very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites?
I have a few loaches already. Are ADFs very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites?
they seem pretty hardy.
I keep mine with a betta, they do well together.
I keep mine with platy. Both fairly hardy. Pick active frogs at your LFS if you want them to be active in your tank.
I have a question about these guys as well - do they suffer from the same diseases and parasites as fish (ich, worms, dropsy, etc.)? And, do you put them thru the same quarantine process as you do your fish?
My two hunt for food and will eat anything. Fallen flake the Neon Tetras missed, bloodworms, and the occational partial sinking pellet I've put in just to make sure they are getting enough. Mine are very active and go all over the tank, sometimes they are floating near the surface and will even snatch at food from the surface. One is very fat the other thinner but not unhealthy.

I bought mine from Petsmart I'm pretty sure they are tank raised judging from their behavior, so I think that is why they are doing so good. I have an enclosed hood so I don't have to worry about them getting out.

I have a question myself. How do these effect water quality compared to fish? I know invertibrates have a negligable bioload when compared to fish but where do these guys fit in? Not an invert but not a fish.
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ADFs are social; it probably won't do very well alone, it needs a friend or two, but that depends on your tank size and what other fish you have in there too. They're best kept in their own tanks, IMO. They like higher temps than most fish (aout 80 degrees F). Make sure there isn't any decor in the tank such as caves that they can get stuck in and drown (as I said they can't see very well lol). Be careful with small gravel as they can eat it and become compacted. They have their own diseases as do fish so treating one or the other in a tank that has both can become complicated as fish meds are not safe for frogs and vice versa. They are sensitive to water quality (e.g. ammonia, etc) and should be in a cycled tank.

They are nearly blind so it's best to target feed them, especially with other fish in the tank. A small bowl for them is a good idea. H&H Frog & Tadpole bites do well as a staple food with frozen foods like bloodworms, mysis shrimp and brine shrimp (freeze-dried, pellets and wafers should be avoided).

Be careful with other bottom dwellers that may need to eat foods that aren't safe for the frogs.
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