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Author Topic: African Dwarf frogs?  (Read 6112 times)
AshleyLynn
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« on: January 05, 2013, 11:11:26 PM »

Can i keep african dwarf frogs in a 47 gallon community aquarium? Or will they drown from a large tank?
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47 Gallon:
6 Black Skirt Tetra
2 Baby Angelfish
2 Algae Eaters
3 Mystery Snails
2 Dalmation Mollies

10 Gallon:
3 Swortail (1m;2f)
5 Swortail Fry

2.5 Gallon:
2 Male Betta
3 ADFs

2800 Gallon Pond:
4 Koi
60+ Goldfish

Dogs: Lexi, Angel & Scout <3

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 08:37:18 AM »

I have never owned any frogs, but from what I have seen here on badman's is that it can be very difficult to keep them alive. There is the height of a tank that can tire them out or even cause drowning, feeding them can be a real challenge and they easily get sick as well.

I hope I don't offend you when I say that seeing that you are only 14 yrs old and are experiencing difficulties with your tank I think it may be best for you to wait until you have had consistently healthy fish and a healthy tank before considering getting such a difficult creature. But I have to admit, I can see the attraction, they are very cute!!!    Smiley
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40 gallon long South Asian, 10 gallon Betta tank
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 11:43:59 AM »

Thank you. And yes, I have been having trouble with my tank. I think I have found the main cause, but will not be adding anything for a while. I had not noticed before that my tetras don't seem to be eating the food Im feeding them, and was not aware of this until I looked closely. I am still waiting and closely monitoring my tank before adding fish incase I'm wrong.

Also, it doesn't offend me you saying Im 14, I just hope no one makes assumptions about me leaving my tank to die or the such.
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47 Gallon:
6 Black Skirt Tetra
2 Baby Angelfish
2 Algae Eaters
3 Mystery Snails
2 Dalmation Mollies

10 Gallon:
3 Swortail (1m;2f)
5 Swortail Fry

2.5 Gallon:
2 Male Betta
3 ADFs

2800 Gallon Pond:
4 Koi
60+ Goldfish

Dogs: Lexi, Angel & Scout <3

><((((> Ashley Lynn <))))><
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 02:24:37 PM »

Ashley, no one here makes assumptions about anyone. We will answer any questions posed or will point someone in the right direction.  However, we do read between the lines, so to speak.  If a person hints about something that will put the tank in trouble, we will speak out.  It does not matter if the poster is 14 or 84.  We want what is best for the fish.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 05:13:58 PM »

The main problem with keeping ADF's is trying to feed them.... Personally i wouldnt like to try feed them in a 47gal tank. I had to hand feed mine in my 20gal tank because the other fish would eat the food before them.

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 05:19:20 PM »

Yes, I understand tht, and have no problem with that at all! I joined this so people would tell me what I'm doing wrong. I just don't want people thinking I can't do it because I'm younger. Thank you!
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47 Gallon:
6 Black Skirt Tetra
2 Baby Angelfish
2 Algae Eaters
3 Mystery Snails
2 Dalmation Mollies

10 Gallon:
3 Swortail (1m;2f)
5 Swortail Fry

2.5 Gallon:
2 Male Betta
3 ADFs

2800 Gallon Pond:
4 Koi
60+ Goldfish

Dogs: Lexi, Angel & Scout <3

><((((> Ashley Lynn <))))><
Claire
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 07:22:46 PM »

I have 3 adf's in a 15 inch high tank at the moment.
I got them about 2 weeks ago I think.
They don't appear to have any trouble getting to the suface for air.
I have bogwood and plants that they can rest on, all the way up, if they need them though.
I feed mostly live food in all my tanks and the ADF's appear to be fine.
I see them eating every day but don't hand feed them.
Smelly foods like tuna, I read somewhere, help them sniff out their meal.
They are really cute wee guys too.
I think I prefer our brown one, she is more active and bigger than our albino ones.

(I want to ask about your 2.5 gallon tanks but don't want to go off topic in this post  Smiley)
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