I am jumping out of my seat! Tony is about to go from a divided 10g tank (with another fish that really needs more than a divided 10g tank) to his very own 5 gallon tank!! In math, there is no difference, but other than the fact that he will have alot more surface area, plants per inch3, and alot more horizontal swimming room, he wont have to put up with any more fish!
Now that he will be in his own tank, I want to think of some non-fish
animals to put in there with him. I really want to do African Darf Frogs, but I have never kept them before, and I want to learn everything about them I need to know before I get some. Rest assured, I wont get any until I know exactly how to take care of them.
So anyway, I have heard that ADF are nearly blind. I have heard several different ways to feed them, and several different food choices. I would really like to hear what different people are feeding, and how they are feeding their ADFs.
I want to provide a little bit of ground cover so the ADF can escape. Maybe something like a small cave, or a number of fake plants. I need to know, is it common for bettas to injure ADFs on purpose?
My betta likes to hunt Ghost Shrimp, but I was hoping that he would not mind the frogs. Is there a proper way to test? I have a backup tank ready that I can use if they don't get along. I guess I could set aside an hour to watch their interactions if anyone thought that would be nesacary. I do not want to be irresponsibe with the frog or betta, though. If I could get some opinions on that, that would be great.
I am also wondering if ADFs should live in groups, and how many ADFs to keep in 1 habitat (say, a 5g tank with a betta in it)
. I think I have heard that they are somewhat social and will do better in a small group of maybe 2 or 3?
All and all, what do you guys think?
I really want to get an ADF, but I don't want anything to get hurt. I am trying to take a responsibe approach to this, to reduce any hurt or deaths as possible.