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post #171 of 1731 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 01:21 PM
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That's awesome to hear! I'm still battling between one or two. If I just got one I'd be much more comfortable housing him in a tank this size, and it's at a place where I can give him lots of attention - I just can't decide though. I know I'll be looking to get a larger tank in the future but have a few other things to sort out first.

Is it possible to keep one and introduce a second later down the line in the new tank?

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That is perfectly alright as well. Just be sure it is coming from a place that is free of illness, and QT him before adding him with the other frog, even if the place is good. You just want to be sure. :3

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Okay :) Thank you very much for the help! That is a massive weight off my mind, to be honest haha.

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lol, no worries! i am here to help, even though i am not here all the time. xD

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Is it possible to keep one and introduce a second later down the line in the new tank?
Like Gizmo said - yes, but remember that the QT period for Chytrid is three months - which is a loooooooooooong time! I still have one month to go before I'm sure that my #1 is okay, and I'm so impatient to get the second - who will ALSO have to be in QT in a separate tank for 3 months before they can be kept together. This is a half of a year in quarantine for two frogs! If it's possible, and if you're sure you'll want two - I'd advise to wait a little bit longer now, and bring them home together - ESPECIALLY if you're as impatient as ME!!!



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Hee hee!

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I have a Betta and a ADF together and they seem ok, will they get used to each other? I have two Bettas and I had to move my ADF because that Betta kept trying to bite him :(

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It all depends on the personality of the betta... Wat size tank do you have them in?

ADFs are generally very peaceful, but i have noticed that mine have very poor aim when eating, and have come close to biting tails of other tank mates ( this includes bettas, cories, and loaches... all fish i have kept with ADFs) but it isnt aggression, they just cant see where they are aiming. lol!

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Hi, I just got my 2 adfs yesterday and they are pretty small. They didn't have any sinking pellet food for them so they gave me freeze dried blood worms. I tried just putting the food in and leaving it there, but I don't think it sank and no one got it. Then I tried hand feeding it by holding the food right infront of them but they don't do anything ;( Should I go to the store and get sinking food instead?
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Hi, I just got my 2 adfs yesterday and they are pretty small. They didn't have any sinking pellet food for them so they gave me freeze dried blood worms. I tried just putting the food in and leaving it there, but I don't think it sank and no one got it. Then I tried hand feeding it by holding the food right infront of them but they don't do anything ;( Should I go to the store and get sinking food instead?
It's likely that they're feeling a bit stressed from the move. They'll be fine without eating for a day or two - keep the tank lights out and give them time to adjust - they'll likely happily take their feed after they start settling in.

As far as food is concerned, from my understanding (and there is some debate here) the freeze dried foods aren't terribly good for them, as they can expand in their tummies, causing bloat. Bloodworms are good, but it's BEST to feed a variety of foods - if you're going with frozen foods, use the wet-frozen type. These are found easily, even the big chain stores will have a freezer, though you may have to ask after it. The pellets are good, just make sure you get the right type - and for the record MY ADF refuses to eat the pellets at all! If that's what they were being fed in the shop, then yours might react differently to them. I feed a mixture of bloodworms, brine, bits of tilapia, whiteworm. . . there's a long list of possibilities! With the frozen foods, be sure to defrost them before feeding - they will sink to the bottom when thawed.

I'm sure someone else will chime in here soon with more advice for you, but for now I hope this helped! Good luck - and keep us posted on your new babies!
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