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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-21-2018, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Afd feeding

So, I recently got 3 afds. Later I found out that afds are supposed to be about an inch long but mine weren't. Apparently mine are very young. One of them still has a tiny tail. Feeding them had been my issue. I feed them once a day about 2 tiny pellets a day. I also fast one day usually a Saturday. One of my afds is lighter colored then the others. This little guy doesn't seem to like his food 😥. He used to eat but not much anymore. To feed them I use tweezers and kinda shake the food in front of them. This little dude doesn't seem to want food. He presses himself agents the tank wall so I can't get the food in front of him. Any suggestions to feeding him?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 09:41 AM
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Sorry for the late reply.

ADF do best if fed frozen or live food and, occasionally, food specifically for aquatic frogs. Fish and other foods will cause them to bloat. If you are feeding two pellets, once a day, of aquatic frog food it is not enough, IME, to sustain them.

If they have never before been fed pellets the little one may not recognize them as food. Get them frozen bloodworms (the staple of my ADFs' diet) and feed one or two at least twice a day but three times while they are growing is better. You can thaw a small amount in the fridge in a pill bottle and they will stay good up to 10 days. Do not worry about getting them room temperature as they are warm enough almost as soon as they hit the water.

Yours are small because they are wee babies. They will eventually reach one inch.

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