... and other random photos. Webs = Frogs. Wigglers = Fish.
So, thanks to my buddies over in the Guide to Proper ADF Care thread, I've been acquainting myself with these wonderful little creatures. My oldest pair (mated) I've had for about 6 months now. Skinny (female) and Tubby (male) have been wonderful additions to my tanks! Because of them, I've absolutely fallen in love with the ADF as tank mates. I recently acquired two more young ADF froglets, and have another frog coming in from a friend who can no longer properly care for him. Any of my buddies from the ADF thread - many of these pictures will no doubt be familiar to you.
-Skinny is easily identifiable from her form (skinny, of course!) and she has two black dots under her armpits. Tubby is of course rather... well, fat. Both are rather light of skin. They are currently in a 15 gallon with my plakat King, Leomhaan (Leo). The pictures I post of them will cover about 6 months worth of time.
-Fili and Kili are my two new babies. Both are a lot darker compared to the other two. Fili has rather stubby and curled toes, while Kili has huge feet with long straight toes. Currently in a 10 gallon with my steel (copper?) halfmoon plakat, Tintrí.
-Gargoyle is the frog I will be receiving from my friend. I have not seen him myself, so I don't know any of his identifying features. He will be going in my 6.6 gallon with my veiltail Féileacán.
First I'll post just about every picture I have of my beloved ADF, and in subsequent posts I'll get pictures of tanks and the fish in them. Because of the naming schemes that my computer automatically assigns the photos with, I will have to put different sets of pictures in different posts so nothing gets overwritten. Anyway, without further adieu, here they all are!
This post is completely Skinny and Tubby. (8/20/12 - day of purchase)
For a while, Skinny and Tubby were kept in a 15 gallon divided tank with Tintrí. After losing a few of my boys, I broke down the barrier and moved Leo into it, which is where they now reside. For a while they were in the 10 gallon with Tintrí, since I wasn't sure how Leo would do with tank mates. He has done well with other fish, and since these two are now old enough to hold their own (and understand the feeding ritual), things have been going well!
Right around this time, Skinny fell in love with the camera. Every time she sees it, she follows this same routine of crawling her way towards the glass and just going nuts in general. The seventh picture on this post has to be one of my favorites of her In the last photo you can see her identifying mark - the spot under her arm. She's got another, smaller one, on the other side.
By this point, I moved out of my old apartment and into a larger one, and lost one of my boys (Dov - fancy dragonscale halfmoon plakat). Tintrí and the frogs also got an upgrade to a 10 gallon. This was probably my favorite setup for that tank, but I had to dismantle it because of a serious algae issue that I just could not control. The algae ended up embedding itself in the silk plants I was using, so I had to take them out, lest the outbreak happen again.
During this time, Tubby has also been hiding most of the day, and just barely peeking his head out of his favorite log to see what's going on. He still follows this routine, so I try to get pictures of him at feeding time or after the lights have gone out.
During this period, I discovered Tintrí had camallanus worms, so I moved Skinny and Tubby to a temporary tank so I could treat the 10 gallon. He has since recovered and the frogs were moved back in. These photos will cover both the 10 gallon, and the temp tank.
First instance where Skinny and Tubby became a mated pair. And... TADPOLES! Sadlly, all of which ended up passing. I knew it was hard to raise them, but I didn't think it was THAT hard. Also, I now know without a doubt that Skinny is female because of this, despite her lack of girth.
Also, has a perfect example of how Skinny's love of the camera trumps all... even Tubby!
First introduction of Fili and Kili! They're easy to tell apart once you get a good look at the feet. Fili has pretty stubby and curled toes. Kili, on the other hand, has HUGE feet with long straight toes.
Some of the last pictures of Skinny and Tubby in the 10 gallon. Tubby had a hard time saying goodbye to his favorite log.
Moved Skinny and Tubby to the 15 gallon, rearranged the 10 gallon and added Fili and Kili to it. First photo just shows the size differences. My oldies were hiding a lot at first, only coming out at night. Since then, however, they've adjusted to the change.
And finally, up to date on all the frogs. These are all the photos I took today. If I didn't have an evening class in about 20 min, I would continue uploading photos of my fish, but I don't have time for that at the moment. Maybe another day! I might do the progression on tank per day from here on out, until I'm all caught up.