For several days I had been planning on purchasing two African Dwarf frogs for my 3-gallon critter keeper. From what I had gathered, I could feed pellets, bloodworms, etc. and they would do very well in the space. I had everything planned out-- but when I went to both LPS, the people told me nobody stocked them because they were illegal. I know this isn't true, since they are talking about the African Clawed frog, which is a completely different, highly aggressive species. Those are hella illegal in VA. But African Dwarf frogs aren't-- I've seen them sold at the beach in summer.
Still, I really wanted frogs. Making the decision to save me a few gallons of gas, I purchased two fire-bellied toads and thirty feeder crickets.
Basically, I made an impulse buy
So, I don't really know much about these toads. I put them in the 3 gal with river gravel substrate too big to swallow, some soft fake plants, a big rock above water level, and added only enough water to have them comfortable touching the ground in most spots, since I did learn they don't like to swim too terribly much, just wade.
I fed them each two crickets, and it was definitely a learning experience. They absolutely devoured them, and one came after my gloved finger! I don't think they were getting fed too well :/ the guy said two crickets every day, but if anybody has some proper feeding suggestions, I'll happily take them!
I'm also worried the tank isn't large enough. I know 3 gal would've been perfect for ADFs but I dunno about the toads. They seem okay for now, though. One even made some noise at me! It was pretty cute
So, is the tank size okay? Should I change anything?
Ps my family thinks I'm crazy. They keep saying I'm going to bring home a snake or iguana next. As if! I have my eye on getting some more ADFs for the three gal though, if the toads can't properly use it