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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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African Dwarf Frog?

So I was at the mall today and saw these guys at Brookestone http://www.brookstone.com/gifts-by-price-under-50_Frog-O-Sphere-frogs.html?bkiid=subCategoryLandingPage_Gifts_Pric e_50_and_Under|C4CategoryProdList1FDT|8335617 and thought they were kind of cute and didn't know if one or a few would make friends with Blueberry? I found them on Petco's website too (it's closest to me) http://www.petco.com/product/101059/...warf-Frog.aspx

Right now Blueberry is in a 10 gallon tank by himself, it has a filter and heater and is consistently around 82 degrees. There's water conditioner and aquarium salt in the tank now because Blueberry's fins were getting really ratty looking for a bit and I was trying to help heal it. It has a lid too that is always on except when I'm cleaning the tank, but I'm not sure if the space around the heater is too big or if it's too deep and wouldn't be good for a frog(s). And if they are okay for betta's and my tank how many should I get?

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I think it really depends on the betta's personality whether or not he'll tolerate frogs or any other tankmates.
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So should I just leave him alone in his tank or try a few frogs for friends?

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You can try the frogs and if you have any problems you can remove the frogs.
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I know very basic info about frogs...

It goes one frog per 1.5 gallons...give or take.
They need a good secure hood, because they will jump out of whatever holes possible.

I'm not sure about the temp, though...may be a little too hot. And I'm not sure if salt will affect them either.
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If you have frogs, I would go light on the salt (if you use any at all); they are much more sensitive to salinity than bettas are. The frogs generally will not cause problems for the betta, but the betta may torment the frogs. For the most part, my betta and dwarf frog get along; though my betta can be a bit of a bully, the frog usually ignores him or flees (she has several hiding places; sometimes even I can't find her!). The only other thing I can think of is feeding. If I don't feed my frog carefully, the betta will eat all of her food; he is a better scavenger (dwarf frogs have very poor sight, and sometimes I think mine is a little slower than most). I personally hold food in a pair of tweezers and offer it to her (still looking for a better method); some have recommended using turkey basters or eye droppers to feed dwarf frogs.
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My betta did fine with an adf, but my frog died after many months from not getting enough food. They are difficult to feed.

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I have read that it is helpful to use a turkey baster and put the food directly in front of the frog so he can get it. They rely on their sense of smell because their vision is poor. It will also help if the betta is removed while feeding the frog.
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or you could try shrimp

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