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Author Topic: Stocking Question: African Dwarf Frogs  (Read 8405 times)
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« on: November 24, 2010, 09:19:59 PM »

I have a 25G tank, with

3 Platys (soon to be 4-5)
6 Neons
1 BN Pleco
3 Nerites (soon to be 4-5)
and am thinking of adding a couple of Red Cherry Shrimp

I'm wondering if I can add a couple of African Dwarf Frogs? I researched on net and believe they can co-exist with my livestock -- but has anyone actual experience?

Also, my tank doesn't have a cover. I've heard these frogs jump, but was in Petsmart (yes, I know..) and saw a tank of them with an open top and nono of them seemed to be getting away.

Advice?

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 05:29:35 AM »

yup i kept 3 of these guys before and they will get on fine with your stock..... I wouldnt add cherry shimp. Mine dissapeared however im not sure if it was my betta or frogs.

Only thing is your going to have to hand feed them.... They take a while to find their food and the other fish will eat it up before they get to it.
I just used a skewer with some food on the end of it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 08:48:49 AM »

What do you put on the end of the skewer for them Spuds?
We hand-feed bloodworm (frozen or live) by pipette to ours.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 09:02:31 AM »

Some home made food....  Smiley. Lots of stuff mixed in a blender... I feed them blood worms too... and catfish pellets
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 12:43:17 PM »

Thanks, guys!

Any concerns re: the open tank?
Also, Spuds -- I read that they can be trained to look for their food in a particular place, if always fed there. Is that your experience?

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 02:22:01 PM »

I Have also read that.... I never tried it.... Wasnt possible in a tank full of fish....
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 07:47:06 AM »

African Dwarf Frog profile - ADF

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/profiles/profile99.html  
 

I have always let my ADFs find their food without any special help from me. If it moves they eat it.

Yes, if you put food on a dish or in the same spot at every feeding they will also find it.

If you dangle food in front of their face and it moves they will eat it.

ADFs do not have any problems finding food as long as the food moves due to the current of the water in the tank or because as they move around they make the food also move around.

I would not keep ADFs in a tank without a top. They can't jump out of the tank unless there is a plant or piece of decor near the top of the of the water. But it is better to be safe than sorry.

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 09:43:10 AM »

I have a 10 gallon with 2 (perhaps to be 3) ADFs and they are great little guys.  Since I got the first one a friend, they have gotten pretty active.  Anybody think that would be a problem with neon size tetras or a betta? happy
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 10:30:12 AM »

Sure my Adf's were with guppy fry and a betta..... They are pretty useless at catching fish...
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 10:33:14 AM »

Thanks for the tip.  I am not so worried aobut the fish getten eaten, just that the frogs might annoy the heck out of the more mellow types of fish.
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 04:21:42 PM »

It's fine if you want to add some ADFs and I have had some and they never tried to jump out othe tank.  But it is your choice to play it safe or not.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 09:09:22 PM »

ADF's are pretty cool guys, but as others have said you need to be prepared to hand feed them as most fish will scoop up the bloodworm first.  Some suggestions here re what to use feeding them .. I use a pair of stainless steel tweezers .. it does take time for them to get used to it. 

I followed this advice from here, the first 2 times the ADF's attacked the tweezers, but now he eats from them.  As for them attacking fish .. tbh unless you have fry or really small fish, I would not worry.  Mine is now confident and comes to front of tank to tell me he wants food Smiley  I did have 2 ADF's after 2 days I have 1 never found the other one, assuming he escaped and is somewhere in the building Sad

No hood should be fine as long as you have 2 - 3 inches clearance from the water and top of tank.
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