Are they hyper? I think I am going to keep my rescue betta alone since he is pretty mellow and quiet now, but I am tossing around the idea of getting a five-10 gallon and getting a new male betta and some adfs. I love Sam, my current fish, but he is pretty fragile at this point and I don’t want to stress him if ADFs are to hyper.
If you want an aquatic frog ADF is the only one that you could have. If you want a terrestrial frog you would be looking at setting up a pretty intense paludarium (aquatic species in the water and a land set-up with terrestrial organisms).
ADF are pretty fun to watch but stupid when it comes to food.
I find it easiest just to hand feed my frogs, I use tweezers cuz it's easier to hold on to the blood worms. I just stick my arm in the tank and hold the food in front of their face untill they grab it. My betta is a fatty and has become a pro at stealing the frogs food lol.
I'm going to using the tube. I think it will be the best way. Right now I squirt in the different frozen foods with a pipette. My Betta have discovered the pipette means food so they eat directly from it while the rest of the food goes to the bottom where the ADF and other fish pick it up.
I also feed HGH Frog and Tadpole Bites which the Betta ignore.
Since my ADFs are still in the quarantine tank, I feed them with tweezers. I put some in the hiding pot (which they still don't use 100%) & try to feed one bloodworm each to make sure they at least have something in their tummies. Though one, Aramis, is really stubborn. I'm keeping a close eye on him. I'm planning on switching to the tube method, so they'll get used to it before I transfer them to Magma's tank. I also would like to try the HGH Frog & Tadpole Bites, just need to get my hands on some.
I got all males because they're smaller & can "sing". It sounds a like a low underwater chirping. I find it soothing, specially since it reminds me of my nights at my grandparents' house in the countryside of the Dominican Republic.
Cool! I have dicided to give it a try! Sam is adjusting well to the ten gallon. i feel bad because I only cycled the fiter, which he is managing, fr a hour bfor I had to put him in it. The crakc in ,my 3.5 gallon kept growing to the point where it was leaking.
I have to leave for a vacation in a couple days for a week, put my good firend will be here to feed the fihs. After I get back I think I will get the ADFs, and look into another fish.
Oh the typos! Grrrr.
I think I am going to get males. Naming them Frodo, Pippin and Merry, so I can have all 4 hobbits. :0)
Sam is pretty docile, but he had really perked up in the new tank. I think he likes it better then the old 3.5 gallon. He is swimming around a lot better and has been much more active. Maybe he needed a new tank to get out of the funk he’s been in lately.
Do ADFs eat frozen bloodworms? Is that all they need to be healthy?
I feed mine the Frog and Tadpole Bites and frozen and live foods: Brine and Mysis Shrimp, Bloodworms, etc. I also feed Tetra's ReptoTreat delica bloodworms which is whole bloodworms in gel. It can be stored on the shelf and the Betta leaves them pretty much alone.
I defrost the frozen stuff in a pill bottle with tank water.
I agree with Laki: Feeding only one food is not a good idea.