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Seems my guys don't like their food - they see it sink, go after it (and usually miss), and then spit it out. I got them Tetrafauna ReptoMin Frog sinking granules..

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Seems my guys don't like their food - they see it sink, go after it (and usually miss), and then spit it out. I got them Tetrafauna ReptoMin Frog sinking granules..
I feed frozen thawed blood worms and brine shrimp, alternating nights and mine seems to like them

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Awww!! I'm so sorry for your loss Wolfie... But I would not reccomend putting a betta with two frogs in that small a space, especially if the frogs are still in qt.

Mike!!! Omg that leusistic reminds me of mine! I used to have one just like that, his name was Casper. X3 after his mate died he got super depressed and wouldn't eat, he eventually died of red leg, so just keep an eye out for that.

I feed my frogs a mix of beef heart, sinking shrimp pellets, sinking frog pellets, and thawed blood worms, they also get whatever the betta misses when he is eating lol!

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Awww, Wolfie! I'm sorry to hear he didn't make it :( I was hoping he'd be okay.

Congrats on the new guy, though. . . CUTE!

A word about the QT. . . the 3 month time frame is set so long because of the chytrid fungus. If all of your frogs are together already, then keeping them in QT longer than the standard few weeks isn't going to do any good, as the fungus only affects frogs :) I agree with the PP - the 5.5 is a bit on the smaller side for what you want to do.

My frog refuses to eat sinking pellets, too. Utterly and completely refuses to recognize them as food. I also feed a variety of wet-frozen (and defrosted!) bloodworm, brine, mysis, krill, frozen tilapia - he'll seemingly eat anything else, as long as it's not a pellet! Some have great luck on pellets, but they never worked for mine.

I don't know if you have them living together already, but I just wanted to add that while some people have great luck keeping Betta with ADF, others have had nothing but trouble. Be sure to keep a close eye out for possible aggression, and to make sure that your frog(s) are getting their fair share of food, and the betta isn't getting too much.

You'll have to post a pic of your setup when you get it all up and running :)
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Thank you guys! Seeing as how the disease only affects frogs, do you think it would be okay to move them into the 10 gallon with Paarth? I definitely don't want to overstock.

Hmm, I'll have to try some other stuff then. I know I have frozen blood worms, but I'll have to go pick up the other stuff for them. What the heck is beef heart and where can I get it? LOL.

And yeah, Paarthurnax is actually a really docile betta for male. If he sees himself in the mirror or another betta, he just stares and kinda starts to back away. Some dragon scale he is!! LOL. So that's why I decided to put him in the 10 gallon with the froggies. I'm sure he won't bully them, but feeding time I'll have to keep an eye out because he's a little piggy!

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i keep a rather fully stocked tank... It is a ten gallon, but it is stuffed full of live plants and a filter, and gets weekly water changes. In this tank i have five kuhli loaches, six cories, two ADFs and a betta. now i have figured out a system to make sure that everyone is getting the correct amount of food. On the castle decoration i feed the cories, then i put the frog's food inside their log. The loaches get fed right before lights out, and that food goes under the castle where they hang out. so far i have not had one case of illness or starvation and this set up is six months and counting. :) i do NOT recommend this set up for a beginner, but i just wanted to point ut that i have been able to keep bottom feeders AND a betta with ADFs with no problem.


Wolfie- If your betta is calm, then you can attempt to move the frogs in with him, but always have a backup just in case. lol

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So I put the froggies in with Paarth and so far so good. Is it normal for Paarth to be curious and attempt to nip at them? Because when I put them in and they sank down, he saw them, slowly approached, and looked at Farkas (frog) like, "wtf is this." Then he nipped him >_>

The frogs are doing a pretty good job of avoiding Paarth and Paarth doesn't seem interested anymore, but I would like to see what goes on when I'm not in the room (because Paarth spends all of his time wiggling at me).

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That is perfectly normal. Not to worry. Now if he was doing it constantly and hounding them, then I would be worried.

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Okay cool :3 Just checked on them and Paarth was sleeping, doesn't even care xDD. Don't think the frogs have figured out that they have a few logs to hide under though - hopefully they will soon.

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Lol! They will figure it all out while you are sleeping, no worries. XD

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