I'm pleased to report that I may have found a store that stocks ADFs. I had a good day health-wise today and went out for a little while; discovered a new aquatics store (only been open for 3 months) that looks very promising!
I was really happy to see plenty of healthy, interactive fish! Their large angelfish were in big tanks on their own and looked absolutely incredible (I usually see lots of angelfish stocked in small tanks looking miserable in fish stores) and their goldfish were in large tanks, too! They also had loads of corydoras! And shrimp! A store that stocks corydoras and shrimp that I can go to and not have to pay postage!!
They also had a growing list of aquatic plants for sale. Wow! Everything from wisteria to some amazing cryptos!
They only had one betta; a tiny little veiltail that was very friendly - up at the front of his display tank wiggling his little heart out. He must have been very young. I almost bought him but I had my heart set on a frog, so I apprehensively walked away. He was in a community tank and his fins looked fine and dandy. I asked one of the on-hand employees about bettas and he told me about their betta barracks - each cube would probably hold 1.5 gallons of water! I'm going to head back in a couple of months and see how things differ from today. Maybe they'll have their betta barracks finished by then.
I also asked the employee (who was very polite and helpful) about ADFs - he said he hadn't heard of them but asked me to call them or email them with the Latin name and said they'd see what they could do. They also mentioned Congo Frogs... when I got home I did some research and discovered that Congo Frogs are ADFs, just under a different common name! I've emailed them with this info (and the Latin name) and am awaiting a response now. They didn't have any Congo Frogs in stock at the time so I asked them when they were next expected in.
While I wait I've been working on my frog's future tank. I just wanted to know what you all thought, if I may ask? It's a bit murky (from the sand, going to do a water change soon) and I am likely going to be adding more plants - but here it is so far!
The photo was taken with my phone so please excuse the quality.
Edit: Forgot to mention that the tank DOES have a tight-fitting lid xD