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Author Topic: frog and snail questions  (Read 3509 times)
« on: January 06, 2008, 10:54:06 AM »

hi,what do frogs and snails do for your tank? and which is best a frog or a snail?and which species of the frog or snail is best?

thanks again

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 11:24:21 AM »


People put frogs and snails in their tanks because they like them.  Snails have been rumored to eat algae (they will eat some, particularly on the glass) but honestly, they make more mess than they clean up.  Getting a snail to eat algae or clean your tank is like getting a 5 year old to help you clean the house.  I thoroughly enjoy watching snails in the tank; they are very entertaining.

The most common snails kept by aquarists are brigs, spixis and Malaysian trumpet snails.  Brigs come in lots of different colors and get to be the size of a gold ball, spixis are striped and get to be the size of a dime.  MTS are some use in aerating sand substrate and preventing anaerobic pockets from forming. All breed prolifically and will quickly overrun your tank.

The two types of frogs common to the hobby are African Dwarf Frogs and African Clawed Frogs.  Stay away from the ACF - they get large and can harass fish, and should really be kept in their own tank.  ADFs are cute, little, funny and an interesting addtion to your community tank *if* you can find a source with healthy ones.

Hope that helps.

In the future, please consider doing a little research on your own before posting questions.

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 11:25:29 AM »

Welcome to Badmans Lewis! Smiley

I have provided you with two links that might help you understand one type of snail and one type of dwarf frog. Your question can't be easily answered as it is a bit vague. There are alot of different types of pet snails and frogs. This is just a couple but maybe it will help.

Pomacea Bridgessi Profile

aka - Brig./Apple Snail  

African Dwarf Frog profile - ADF  

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 11:41:31 AM »

thanks alot maura and debra,you've giving me some very good imformation and advice Wink  Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 06:26:36 PM »

I had ADF's with my Brigs they were fun to watch.  I bought my Brigs online and had them sexed.  I did not want to deal with eggs or baby snails everywhere.  I love when the snails float to the bottom of the tank they are so graceful. Then again some times they are clods. The colors are cool too  I have to feed mine sinking pellets because there is not enough for them to eat other wise.

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