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Author Topic: Albino ADF  (Read 13097 times)
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 07:12:14 PM »

Interesting. I have never seen of albino ADFs. Cool  happy
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« Reply #3 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...?
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 08:36:26 AM »

They're not like some people. They should be fine Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 09:56:35 AM »

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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 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?
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« Reply #8 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?
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« Reply #9 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/
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2012, 03:33:54 PM »

Thankyou.
Should I look to get more if I can?
I have 3 females.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 03:16:09 PM »


A male might liven things up a bit.  And think how happy he would be!
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« Reply #13 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 Angry 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.
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« Reply #14 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?

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« Reply #15 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. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013, 06:32:48 PM »

Too bad she's not a male.  Houdini would be a perfect name.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 07:03:43 AM »

I have a few other choice names for her! Angry
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.
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« Reply #18 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.
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« Reply #19 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.
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2013, 11:08:45 AM »

I got her a wee friend.
Another brown female one.
Found her dead this morning. Sad
So after a month of QT I have to start it again. Sad
I'm really not having much luck with my tanks just now. Sad
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« Reply #21 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.


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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2013, 06:19:48 AM »

He died, found him upside down late last night.  Sad
Got 1 albino female and 1 brown female left.
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« Reply #23 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?
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« Reply #24 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.
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