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Old 05-12-2012, 12:21 AM   #1 
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Meet Frankie and Frogger

One question with frankie my snail.
What is that pad under his shell? Is he hurt?

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:49 AM   #2 
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The pad under his shell is the operculum, a bony structure that snails use to close themselves in their shells. It's basically a snail's front door. They shut it when they feel threatened.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:55 AM   #3 
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Oh phew thank you!! :D
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:23 AM   #4 
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I am so jealous of your frog! I wish they were legal here. :(
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #5 
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I really hope that tank is at least ten gallons... A betta, mystery snail, and ADF are no good for anything smaller. Please, read the link in my signature, it will tell you everything that you need to know about ADF care, and ask me if you have any other questions.
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I am so jealous of your frog! I wish they were legal here. :(
Theyre illegal? Why?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #7 
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Australia has really strict quarantine regulations - new species aren't allowed in in case people release them and they overpopulate the wild or threaten native species. Hamsters are illegal too, for the same reasons. :(

Is it true that ADFs are social and should be kept in pairs/groups? Or is that urban myth?
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:30 PM   #8 
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I really hope that tank is at least ten gallons... A betta, mystery snail, and ADF are no good for anything smaller. Please, read the link in my signature, it will tell you everything that you need to know about ADF care, and ask me if you have any other questions.
I've already read that thread, thank you :)
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #9 
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Australia has really strict quarantine regulations - new species aren't allowed in in case people release them and they overpopulate the wild or threaten native species. Hamsters are illegal too, for the same reasons. :(

Is it true that ADFs are social and should be kept in pairs/groups? Or is that urban myth?
Awe I'm sorry to hear that
I've heard they like to be in pairs but can be alone
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #10 
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To the OP, you never answered my question...

To bombalurina, adfs can be kept in as many or ad few as you like. Much like some schooling fish, they are simply more bold in numbers. But that also depends on the individual. I have kept single frogs that tended to be bolder alone and hide when in groups.
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