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Old 12-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #1 
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Exclamation New Dwarf Frogs. Tense Situation

I have a divided tank for my two bettas. Today, I just got one dwarf frog for each side. One of the frogs is moving around a lot and the other one is staying pretty still.

One betta is following around the little frog who moves a lot. I even saw him try to nip the poor little guy's elbow a few times.

The other beta, in the tank with the little frog who's staying almost perfectly still, seems very distraught and keeps swimming back and forth.

So, what should I do? I must have just put the frogs in about 20 minutes ago. How much time do I give everyone to adjust before I take the little frog guys back to the pet store? I don't want anyone getting hurt!
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:07 PM   #2 
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That sounds bad, but the frogs should probably be put together (they like pairs better). how big is the tank altogether? It could be a space issue, or just a temper issue.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:51 PM   #3 
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I would agree with putting the frogs together.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:34 AM   #4 
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Alright. Thanks for the tips. Its a 6 gallon tank. I think I will move both of them to one side of the tank together. Perhaps I'll get two SMALL fish of some sort for the other side then...

Also, it seems that my bettas have happily adjusted to their new tank mates.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:50 PM   #5 
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a 6 gallon with 2 bettas and 2 frogs is pushing it. I wouldn't get any more fish.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:58 PM   #6 
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I agree with the above poster. 3 gallons per Betta is enough. Adding the ADFs was a bad idea with that little space.
I would recommend just getting a 2.5-3 gallon critter keeper for the ADFs by themselves.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:32 PM   #7 
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I would split them immediately. African Dwarf frogs are very peaceful, gentle animals. There happy to lay at the bottom all day since they are bottom dwellers. They mainly move at night, around 9pm (UK) for me, and they'l continue there activites all the way through till 11 the day. Too much stress could lead to illnesses such as bloat if it gets that bad, and that can be deadly for an ADF.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #8 
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Like mentioned 6 Gallons is WAY to small for all the fauna u are trying to introduce.
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