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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question ADF in a five gallon?

So I have a five gallon with one betta and a snail...

I was wondering could I get an African Dwarf Frog?

I thought I would ask the forum before a pet store bc I know they would just want me to buy an animal:(

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 12:33 PM
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I think you could, but ADF's are very social creatures, so make sure to get around 3.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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do you think two would be enough? I dont want to shock Apollo.

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Three isnt going to make much of a difference, your betta will be fine. He wont be shocked, just curious. Remember to feed the ADF's bloodworms and other ADF foods.

Edit: This is a link I just found, seems informative:

http://aquaticfrogs.tripod.com/id13.html

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Thanks:)

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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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OH NO:( How disappointing:(

"DO NOT use large marbles, river stones, etc with the dwarf frog. They can easily get wedged underneath a large stone or marble and not be able to reach air or get crushed."

Thats what the site said and I just bought the 5 gallon and have the large marbles:(:(

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 03:42 PM
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Ohh, I hadnt though of that, but it makes sense what the website is saying. I guess ADF's arent for you then :/ maybe get some more snails. I hear ADF's can be a pain to feed anyways since you have the make sure the food is right in front of them.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 04:42 PM
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A 5 gallon is too small! You need at least 10 gallons to add 2 ADFs.

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Oh, my bad then, sorry for advising it ^^ I assumed it would be okay, because ADF's are so small and dont produce as much waste as snails do.

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 06:40 PM
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They like space, though. They can be hard to feed as well, and are more sensitive to water conditions. DON'T get one if you don't have a filter.

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