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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Adding dwarf frog to Betta tank... quarantine?

I've been thinking about adding a frog to Mr. Big's tank. Hes very, very passive from what I can tell (doesn't flare at reflection or pictures of other bettas) and I thought a small little frog would give him something to interact with when I'm busy with classes and work.

My question is this : do I need to quarantine the frog for a while before I add him in with my betta? Would another small fish be a better idea?

The petstore I'd probably be getting the dwarf frog is very clean and thier tanks look nice, its a good sized local family owned and run petstore. The tanks always look nice and disease-free.

Thanks! I really wanted to get the froggie later today (its my only day off 'til thursday lol) and I'd like to know if I should set up a quarantine tank or not for the frog.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 09:18 AM
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I might quarantine the frog for a week. It never hurts to be safe!!! How nice that you have a good little pet store near you!

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yeah its about 20 mins away. All I've got to do is hop on the highway and its like, the first exit.

Or maybe its not a good thing... that store seems to have taken all of my paycheck every week! Hahaha

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How is it working with the frog? Are both occupants happy?

I have a Betta I bought last week to replace a guppie but he's not happy in the guppie bowl. My son has a 10 gal. tank I could put him in but there is a 5 year old dwarf african frog in there and I would be afraid the Betta might kill him. My son would be devestated since he lost his other two frogs just a couple of months ago. They are/were very old.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up not buying the frog, because they didn't have any at the store. :[ so I answer your question I'm sorry!

I think it depends on the betta how well the two could get along (how aggressive he is).

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Thanks for the reply. Aften mentioning it to my son, I think I'll not put it in with the frog. He's afraid the fish will kill his frog. I have to say I'm a little wary too.
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Just keep an eye on them.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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or you could split the tank. it takes about 5 bucks to make 1 divider and its very easy.

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Osiris : Walmart rescue, CT, red/teal/violet dragon [got him 7/28/09]
Leopold : Walmart rescue, VT, yellow/purple/white dragon w/ butterfly [got him 10/12/09]


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I agree with doggyhog, quarantine for about a week.

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I have an african dwarf frog, Jose with my two girls in a 10g tank. Ruby likes hangin out with him :)
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