Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Las Colinas, Irving, TX
My response to the previous poster is in purple, and theirs in black.
Fish flakes really don't have the nutrition requirements that ADFs need. I would not feed a frog fish flakes. Additionally, ADFS are bottom feeders by nature. Most frogs are unlikely to eat floating flakes, especially in a community setting when the fish will get to them before the frogs know it's food time. Just my opinion, though.
I agree to a point that it shouldnt be their staple food, I believe their staple should be a food created for them, like ReptoMin Frog, as calcium is a high need in their diet. However, a variety doesnt hurt, and if they are willing to eat them, there is some nutritional value.
As far as bottom feeders, yeah they are considered that. But any fish will quickly learn where the food is at. I have notcied with all the ADFs I have had over the years, that they prefer the floating pellets because frogs are more live hunters with scent, and the flake makes an easier target floating by verses a pellet on the ground. My current ADF, Bella, has an easier time with the flakes than the pellets, but eats both, plus the bloodworms and recently frozen brine shrimp.
Anyway, I have four frogs currently residing in a ten gallon tank with two otocinlus catfishes. I feed them every other day, mostly "HBH frog and tadpole bites" soft pellets (formulated specifically for ADFs and ACFs! They're big for my lightly boned guys, though, so I split them in half) and occasionally bloodworms, which they love. I hand feed them with tongs to minimize wasted food in the tank, because I am lazy and want the water to be as clean as possible so I don't have to change it as often. :P The pellets sink, though, so as long as you suck up the leftovers the frogs will get them on their own, eventually. Yes, ADFs are pretty slow to get their food!!! I dont bother with my leftovers because my snail is always there eating what the ADF and the Betta dont, thank goodness!! lol
Any other questions, just ask. :) I tried housing my betta and frogs together, but the fish was terrified of the frogs and stopped eating.... he never got used to them being there, so I moved him back out, haha. You must have a chill betta.
I have actually never had an issue with a betta and an ADF. My bettas have always been safely housed with other tankmates without any issues (except my very first betta way back in my teens, never tried to house with others). Then again, I find myself able to tell rather quickly if a betta has the personality capable of having tankmates. A gift, maybe? lol
 Also, when you get the pot, make sure the hole in the back is small enough that there's no way for a frog to get stuck in it. I've heard of people losing animals that way, and suffocation is a bad way to go. :( My little colony for some reason never liked the clay pot I got them (weirdos) but other people's frogs seem to love them, so it's a great idea. :D I agree on animals getting stuck. Sadly I had a habrosus cory get stuck once under a log :( Usually if the flower pot is the smallest size they sell, the hole isnt usually big enough for even the daintiest of ADFs or bettas to get through.
*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty