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Title: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on December 13, 2012, 01:13:27 PM
Hi there.
My local fish shop has what they assure me are albino african dwarf frogs. (and some normal colour ones too)
There eyes do appear to be on the side of their heads and their front feet are webbed.
I have not heard of albino adf's though.
Is there any chance these are infact ADF and not african clawed frogs?
Also, is it the females that have the gland thingys behind the front legs?
Thanks.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: CrazyCatPeekin on December 13, 2012, 01:43:17 PM
Yep. Albino ADFs do exist. My son used to have a pair of them.

The gland in the "armpit" is on the males.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: russ on December 13, 2012, 07:12:14 PM
Interesting. I have never seen of albino ADFs. Cool  :happy:


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on December 19, 2012, 08:33:16 AM
Got 2 albinos and a brown.
(all they had left)
It's OK to mix colours right...?


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Ashraf on December 19, 2012, 08:36:26 AM
They're not like some people. They should be fine :)


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on December 19, 2012, 09:56:35 AM
 :proud:


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on December 23, 2012, 06:24:16 AM
Are they meant to moult?
And why do I sometimes find them floating like they are dead?
 :confused:


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Afri on December 23, 2012, 06:50:55 AM
They do molt.  It looks like white skin. Usually, it is over very quickly and they eat the molted skin.  As far as floating as if they are dead, they are messing with your mind.  Seriously, they just do that.  Wouldn't you if you could?


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: steffelem on December 23, 2012, 06:56:38 AM
Um, my grandmother used to nap while floating on her back in the lake in the summer. An amazing skill I've never been able to replicate. Are you frogs napping, too?


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Afri on December 23, 2012, 03:32:06 PM
not at the moment.  If they were, I'm sure they'd be dreaming about the next black worm drop.  You might enjoy this site
http://www.flippersandfins.net/


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on December 23, 2012, 03:33:54 PM
Thankyou.
Should I look to get more if I can?
I have 3 females.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: CrazyCatPeekin on December 24, 2012, 12:01:11 AM
If you have the space, you can get more. I love them and they are a lot of fun in groups.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Afri on December 24, 2012, 03:16:09 PM

A male might liven things up a bit.  And think how happy he would be!


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 07, 2013, 09:45:40 AM
How long do they take to mature?
I think I have a male and female albino now.
I found my brown one on the livingroom floor this morning!
Do they go in to some sort of trance or something?
I thought it was dead so tried to scoop it up with a crisp packet my hubby had left out the night before >:( nearly got it on its back and it sprang to life and hopped accross the floor!
She seems to be fine now,I'll keep an eye on her.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 09, 2013, 07:07:20 AM
OK. Found her in the dining room just now.
The only hole she could get out of is the one the filter etc wires come out.
I have my male betta in a cheap little 5 gal tank:
http://www.petspantry.tv/acatalog/Ferplas-Geo-Plastic-Fish-Tanks.html
I have put the escaping frog in with him for now.
There are absolutely no holes in this tank that she can get out of.

Does anyone know of a tank with equally minimal wire holes but twice the volume?



Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 09, 2013, 06:26:17 PM
I got her a wee friend.
Another brown female one.
She is skinny, I don't think they've been feeding her live food.
I tong fed her daphnia earlier.
Seems active enough, that's how I picked her in the shop.
The woman who's husband owns the shop was asking me about them:
Activity level differences between colours, substrate preference, difference between male and female.
I felt sooo clever. :proud:
I have double taped holes up so we'll see if I am greeted from the tank or the floor in the morning. :)


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Pat Mary on January 09, 2013, 06:32:48 PM
Too bad she's not a male.  Houdini would be a perfect name.  ;)


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 10, 2013, 07:03:43 AM
I have a few other choice names for her! >:(
Tristan calls them 'frog' and 'frog's friend'. :proud:
I think I've got 3 females and a male.
Would the albino and brown breed together? 
Not that I'm going to attempt it, just curious.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 11, 2013, 02:48:31 PM
Fed them live blood worms today.
They went after the wriggly ones.
They didn't really get that the dead ones were food also.
The new one has been eating for 3 days now so hopefully she'll be OK now.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: CrazyCatPeekin on January 12, 2013, 01:47:48 PM
The different sexes will become very apparent once they fully mature. The females are a lot larger than the males once grown. From what I can tell, they don't pair up. I think your male will mate with all three females. Mine spawn frequently. I've got a total of 11 now sharing a 20 long with an apple snail. The newer six aren't mature yet, but the 5 adults are at it all the time. The eggs typically get eaten though. I've never had one make it to tadpole. I am considering setting up a tank to raise some up.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on January 21, 2013, 11:08:45 AM
I got her a wee friend.
Another brown female one.
Found her dead this morning. :(
So after a month of QT I have to start it again. :(
I'm really not having much luck with my tanks just now. :(


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on February 26, 2013, 10:48:08 AM
My male adf is acting wierd.
Not eating, swimming like he has balance probs and has a red bum that looks like internal bleeding. :confused:
He stays floating at the top all the time.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2013, 06:19:48 AM
He died, found him upside down late last night.  :(
Got 1 albino female and 1 brown female left.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: CrazyCatPeekin on February 27, 2013, 08:07:41 AM
That's a bummer, Claire. ADFs can be difficult to establish. They are really sensitive and I am not sure how healthy they are coming from the LFS. I hope your last two hang in there. Are they still in QT?


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on February 27, 2013, 12:08:46 PM
They are in a 5 gallon by themselves just now.
The other 2 look fine; eating, swimming, floating, head diving etc
I am confident I have done my very best for them so I'm inclined to agree with you about the health of the stock.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Debra on February 28, 2013, 03:44:47 AM
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile99.html

They have to be kept in a well established tank with water parameters that do not fluctuate. In general, if you can get your ADFs to eat and survive the first week in its new home it should be fine. They are starved at the stores and food and pristine water conditions is a must.

I'm sorry for your loss but I hope you don't give up. They are really easy to care for and they are really cute and interesting to watch in your aquarium.

Good Luck


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on February 28, 2013, 06:25:28 AM
Got another albino and another brown.
They are tiny! Quarter of the size of my big brown girl.
They'll stay in their qt tank for 8 weeks then, if no probs, go in with the other 2 frogs.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on February 28, 2013, 08:11:49 AM
Forgot to ask...what age do the males get their little bump behind each forearm?
(They are only the size of my pinky nail just now so I guess it will be a while)


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Afri on March 05, 2013, 08:07:29 AM
I had good luck with feeding mine black worms and daphnia.  The black worms were inexpensive and you could keepthem alive in the fridge for an amazingly long time.  I try to put the food on a little white plate in there so I can tell whether they are eating.   Keep trying!


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on March 05, 2013, 01:44:59 PM
I'll admit, I watch them until I've seen them both eat, sometimes I just watch them  :).
They are exceedingly cute just now, lunging at the food.
Daphnia and artemia seem to be the favourites.
They can't swallow the bloodworms yet, their mouths are to tiny just now. :happy:
Although they have grown noticably in the short amount of time I've had them.
If I had to guess, I'd say the brown one is female and the albino is male. Their tummys are different when viewed from above.

2 big ones are eating and swimming fine still.


Title: Re: Albino ADF
Post by: Claire on March 21, 2013, 07:11:34 AM
Got another 2 albinos and a brown today.
That will take the total up to 6, 3 brown 3 albino.
They are soo cute!