When I was a kid my mom bought me the grow a frog tadpoles from Insect Lore. The first time they arrived the post office put them on the ground and when I opened them the tadpoles had all been eaten by ants. My mom called and they sent a replacement order. I got eight tiny tadpoles with the guarantee that one would make it.
A year later I had eight huge monsters. They lived in one of those critter keepers. No heater, no filter. I just did weekly water changes.
The company said these were dwarf frogs but they were huge. I remember them being brown not albino like the clawed frogs.
One day my cousin woke me up to tell me something bad was happening to my frogs. I came downstairs to see one frog devouring one of the others. The next thing I knew he reached out and grabbed another frog and all I saw was legs flailing out of the frogs mouth. These guys were all the same size and got feed an ample amount of food.
I now had five frogs. The cannibal frog got to live by himself but they all continued to grow and grow. My mom called the company who still maintained that these were ADF’s.
One day I came home from school and they were gone. My mom had decided to put them in the pond while I was away. 😢
They had some beautiful huge clawed frogs at my local pet store the other day. I’m still deciding if and how I can get them. One tank has my Betta and the other has my Bichir so I don’t think I could.