Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Finless Friends
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #1 
jeremywadejunior
Member
 
jeremywadejunior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: United States
Question Anyone have an African Dwarf Frog?

Hi, I'm interested in getting an African Dwarf Frog to add to my 5 gal Aqueon Minibow tank that is currently home to my HMPK betta. Is this a good idea? I've done some research and see that they can be cared for about the same as fish, so I'm hoping the frog would be another easy-to-maintain pet (I'll be going to school soon so I'll be living in a dorm room with the tank). Hoping to get replies from people who own/have owned these frogs and/or keep them with their betta. Any and all opinions are appreciated!! Thanks :)
jeremywadejunior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #2 
Sivan
Member
 
Sivan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
I inherited my sister's YEARS ago and it lived...forever. Haha. I have heard of these frogs doing well with fish. However, I have also heard of them grabbing onto goldfish and sucking out their eyes. I kept mine separate so I can't say how well he'd do with a betta.
Sivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #3 
Jayy
Member
 
Jayy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Palm bay, FL
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremywadejunior View Post
Hi, I'm interested in getting an African Dwarf Frog to add to my 5 gal Aqueon Minibow tank that is currently home to my HMPK betta. Is this a good idea? I've done some research and see that they can be cared for about the same as fish, so I'm hoping the frog would be another easy-to-maintain pet (I'll be going to school soon so I'll be living in a dorm room with the tank). Hoping to get replies from people who own/have owned these frogs and/or keep them with their betta. Any and all opinions are appreciated!! Thanks :)
They should do just fine with bettas. Many people keep them in community tanks and betta tank with no problems. I've never heard of them attacking fish. Maybe this was an African clawed frog, which I think are known to attack fish.
Jayy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 08:25 PM   #4 
Olympia
TFK Moderator
 
Olympia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Hmm, my ADFs (at least the female, fat lady!) does lunge at fish occasionally, but I don't think she'd ever catch one if she tried.
My ADFs have huge spirits, against what I've heard about these frogs.. They easily out compete my corydoras for food... Again, this is really just the female, the male does act up occasionally but he's a calm dude.
I would be worried about my female frog and a betta- those long fins are tempting.
Olympia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 01:33 PM   #5 
Steph211
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
I keep a betta in my 20g with four ADFs (3 female, one male) and they get along fine. I don't think the ADFs see very well, so if the betta swims too close, once and awhile they might nip at his fins, but I think it's just because for all they know, it might be a worm. I had the frogs first and added the betta. In the first couple of days, he took one nibble at a frog. I think he had no idea what it was. The frog swam away and that was that. They have peacefully coexisted for years.
Steph211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
african dwarf frog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
african dwarf frog? elijahfeathers Betta Fish Compatibility 9 02-04-2011 02:32 AM
African Dwarf Frog BettaBob Betta Fish Compatibility 6 05-04-2010 11:44 AM
African Dwarf Frog? New2Betas Betta Fish Compatibility 6 11-28-2009 08:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.