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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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well the successes of yesterday have vanished. today i turned on the light and put the blood worms in and about 5 minutes later a little froggy face popped up over the side of the saucer, it was so adorable. that one ate and about 2 minutes after the second one came and ate, by then i located the third one and once again i don't think he realized it was food time. so i was going to move decor so i could get to him and guide him to the food. but when i started moving stuff he darted under the terra cotta pot. no problem. so i lift that up and all 3 are under there, and i can't tell them apart. one takes off, so i guide the other 2 to the food, neither eat. but since i've started typing, 2 more have eaten, so i'm going to hope the third one ate. i really really hope as they grow older i'll be able to tell them apart more, because i want to name them. i still haven't thought of any good names. but i love when they eat, they all get little pot bellies, and a frog with a pot belly is the cutest thing ever. just now i stopped to put a coat of nail polish on, and 2 frogs are back in the food dish eating. at this rate there might not be any left over food today. oh and charlie discovered the blood worms yesterday. he actually ate a couple. he doesn't seem interested in them today.
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Your frogs are pretty cute! I've been trying to decide if I want tankmates, and what I would get if so... maybe I should consider ADFs myself ;)

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Your frogs are pretty cute! I've been trying to decide if I want tankmates, and what I would get if so... maybe I should consider ADFs myself ;)
thanks! i would recommend it and they seem to be one of the most recommended tank mates for bettas. and they are fairly easy to take care of.
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today the frogs ate all the blood worms on the plate and then spent most of the day laying in the plate. i was concerned i hadn't fed them enough so i fed them a second time, which in hindsight i probably shouldn't have done. it appeared they were just begging and not actually hungry. but i've noticed i have a big fatty, a medium sized one and then a very small one. the very small one (or i sometimes call him the runty one) is a male i'm pretty sure, and i think i will call him sid. the big fatty i'm pretty sure is female, and i sort of like the name shirley, but idk yet. the medium one i have no idea about. and i can only tell sizes when they are all right up next to each other. today i really tried to visually inspect them to look for differences but they all seem to have the exact same markings. so idk about that.

the runty one is also a loner, except when he hangs out with charlie. over the past few days i've seen charlie get unnaturally close to him, but today he went up to the runty ones back and literally rubbed his mouth on it, i thought he was going to bite, but he continued rubbing on the frog, all the way up the frogs back and to his face and rubbed there faces together. then charlie just laid with the frog. i think it was like snuggling. so i guess charlie definitely approves.

in other news, i might stop by petco tomorrow and pick up a couple more frogs. i don't know if its a definite thing though. if i do get them, i'm specifically going to ask for one to be male, one to be female, and then a third one that gender doesn't matter and i'm also going to ask for all of them to be visually different. so i can tell them apart.

and like always here are some cute pictures from today.
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and today chu had some time watching the fish tank

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well my glass jar that has my bamboo and marimo, cracked. i woke up to water all over my window sill. damn. i'm going to need to start looking for a new jar.

in other news i have final names for my frogs. the big fat female is named bev, the one i can't tell the gender is named ed, they are named after ed and bev bighead from rocko's modern life, and the runty boy is named earl. i fasted the frogs on saturday because i'm pretty sure i had over fed them, and charlie fasted on friday. when i fed them today (sunday) they ate all the bloodworms again. so they are growing! today i was watching the frogs eat and a bloodworm had drifted onto ed's back, and earl wanted that bloodworm. so he lunged for it, missed, and bit ed right in the butt. i felt bad, but i laughed pretty hard. after that, since i had physically seen them all eat, i got up to go to the bathroom and when i came back into my room, charlie was swimming away from the blood worm dish as fast as he possibly could.... gee do you think he was eating bloodworms? haha. i swear alls i need to be happy is my family and my pets. i could be dirt poor living in a shack in the woods with no electricity or running water, and as long as i have my family and pets i'll be happy as a clam.

heres some pictures from the last couple days, i think i've gotten the hang of photographing frogs, because i've got some crystal clear pictures. finally!!

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look at that cute pot belly!
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ok in this next picture bev in floating on the coconut, earl is in the middle and ed is all the way to the right
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pretty sure these next 2 pictures are earl.
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well my frogs have grown, because there no longer is a big fat one, a medium sized one and an itty bitty baby. ed and bev are nearly the exact same size, but earl is still slightly smaller. i can sort of tell ed and bev apart by looking at their stomachs, bev is still bigger than ed's. but i have noticed ed and bev's skin has gotten very dark. earl's is lighter, but i'm not sure if its lighter because thats how it is or if hes getting ready to shed. but this morning it was so cute, earl when to eat a bloodworm and he lunged for it and missed and bit ed right in the foot. poor ed. yesterday earl bit ed in the butt when he missed a bloodworm. so dopey.

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in my last post i said ed and bev's skin had gotten very dark and they were a lot closer in size. well now i can't tell ed and bev apart at all. they are the exact same size now. so i suspect ed may actually be an edna.. their skin has changed too. now earl's is very dark, and one of ed and bev is dark while one is light. i still don't know if thats their skin color or if one is going to shed or what. i've tried to get pictures of their colors but i guess my camera isn't sensitive enough to pick it up. and i think one of the frogs bit charlie, because one of his fins seems ....different on the bottom. it wouldn't surprise me if he was bit though, ever since he got a taste of bloodworms hes like up their butts while feeding. but i've started feeding him first, and 99% of the time i sit in front of the tank during the whole feeding and distract charlie as necessary. i let eat literally one worm though. i don't think one single worm 6 times a week will bother him. and i think i have decided saturday will be fasting day for them.

well picture time!
i think earl is on the right, so that would make bev on top and ed on bottom
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wow its been a while! i haven't forgotten about this journal, i just got insanely busy. things have slowed down a bit now. i don't have any brand new pictures, but i have pictures from late june that i took but didn't have time to upload. not much has changed, but i am still pretty sure ed is actually an edna. i haven't been able to sit and watch them like i was but i got a look yesterday and bev and ed (still going to call her ed) are huge. and itty bitty earl is still itty bitty. like a week or 2 ago i was feeding the frogs and one of them ripped the frozen blood worm block from my fingers and took off and hid with it lol! i was quite surprised, so i added another block and when i did a water change later that day i didn't see any left over worms, so their appetite is very good. charlie is such a pest during feeding time though. i constantly have to chase him off so he doesn't eat all the worms or get bit. i probably shouldn't have got adf while i have a red betta, but its doable. they only go after him if he is up their butt during feeding time.

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well its been a while again. whoops. a bit has changed. i think all 3 frogs might be male. i'm not sure though. i posted a thread on here a while ago but didn't get much of a response. idk. all 3 frogs have a white spot under their arm pit. earl's is a white lump, while the other 2 that i originally thought were female have a flat white spot. like this
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itty bitty earl is no longer itty bitty, and now i can't tell the frogs apart at all unless i can get all 3 next to each other because earls white spot looks different from the rest.

another change that has happened is i rearranged the tank for the first time since getting the frogs. i used to rearrange it every water change but when i got the frogs i stopped. well i did a water change today and i was really sick of how it looked so i spent a long time rearranging things and adding things and taking things out and i'm so glad i did. it looks so much better and more natural.

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i also think the frogs might be sexually mature. considering the arm pit spots and the past 2 times that i fed them they didn't finish it all. which is unlike them. i had been feeding them once a day 6x a week. so i'm going to switch to every other day feedings. i'm going to use this time to try to get charlie back to eating pellets. since i got the frogs hes only eaten bloodworms which is not ok. i haven't heard my frogs singing though, which i'm dying to hear.

charlie hasn't changed at all. which i think is good, i like him how he is.

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i don't remember if i said this in my last post, but i've decided to get 2 nerite snails and 4 ghost shrimp! the petco near me doesn't sell them so i'll have to wait until i can get to petsmart. i'm hoping thats soon. in about 11 weeks i'm going to get another petco gift card, and with that i think i'm either toing to get more gravel, or sand, and maybe some driftwood. idk. heres some pictures of my aquarium

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in other news i'm getting over a heart break. it started on wednesday morning. i could hear a baby animal crying through my open living room windows but it was so far away it echoed a little and i honestly couldn't tell what kind of animal it was. some time during the afternoon it stopped and i forgot all about it. thursday morning i woke up and my mom said there was a baby kitten in our yard crying but her and my dad couldn't find it. i listened all morning and never heard anything so i honestly figured it probably died (the temp was going from unbearably hot to freezing and it had been thunderstorming) until at 130pm i heard it again. i located it within about 5 minutes (under a bush in my backyard) it wasn't friendly, whenever i lifted up the bush it spit at me. i stayed outside for about an hour and a half until my dad got home, then we spent another hour and a half catching it. it was a fiasco, it got stuck inside our fence, so bad that my dad had to take part of the fence apart to get it out. i cared for the kitten for 3 days and then rehomed it. i love cats and i wanted to keep it. i had gotten quite attached to it in those 3 days.

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