Hi frog people!
I've had my little ADF for a couple weeks now, in a sorority tank. Sand substrate. Everyone gets along fine. I am wondering if anyone else here has a frog in with their sorority, and if so, how have you been feeding?
The current routine for me, is not feeding girls til Frog (I honestly can't come up with a name for her) comes up to the front and starts looking at me like "Hey you, person-thing, I'm hungry!" I then sprinkle the girls food on the top, and then take a good sized pinch of the zoo med frog pellets and let them fall around Frog's head. Frog will snatch one as it's falling past her nose, then sit there contemplating life, not eating the rest, til the girls finish their meal and start poking around Frog for all those yummy pellets. Frog then gets territorial and protects her food, still not eating, til the girls have snuck in and pecked the bottom so many times nothing is left. THEN she starts scooping up sand where her food was, sifting it around and spitting it out. She gets so involved shooing girls away, she doesn't stop to try to eat, til they finish it off and leave.
End result: sorority is getting obese, and Frog, while not starving, is thinner than I'd like.
She's not afraid of my hand, so the obvious solution is to hand feed bloodworms when I get some. So after all that, should I feed her about a pinch worth every day, one time? Or has someone found a trick to pellet feeding with greedy fish.
I've browsed through a fair amount of this thread, but missed anything that might have been said about this.
- My Boys: Remy Lebeau, Igavon, Wilbur, Ben, and Smeagol
The Sorority: Darla, Dezba, Fae, Lulu, Quilla, Star, and Tink