Do ADF's have a problem with stronger lights? I just changed the bulb on my tank because I wanted to help the plants grow, and Legolas seems to be hiding more.
Great question! ADF's are nocturnal by nature, so yes - they DO prefer things to be more dimly lit, and will be out during daylight hours more often if they are given a nice canopy of floating plants to block the light a bit. Just be sure that he has lots of hiding spots for the daytime, so that he can get out of the light if he wants to, and he'll be fine. Daylight happens all over the world!
Surprising: I LOVE the name Croaks, it's adorable, lol! I like to hand-feed my frogs too, but be cautious about petting. Their skin is very sensitive - even the oils from your fingertips could cause harm. I let my frogs sit on my fingers during water changes, when my hands have been scrubbed clean time and time again (I do the frog tank last out of 5, so I can spend extra time to 'play'). Just be sure that you keep them under the water at all times, and be VERY aware that they can (and will!) jump if they wish to. Mine never have, but . . . don't trust it! I've seen a few frogs (other people's) get themselves in trouble that way.
Females. . . lol, they really Do seem to be as greedy as they can be, so I'm not in the slightest bit surprised to hear that!
Welcome to our group, both of you! Or if you've been around and I've missed you - nice to meetcha!!!