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This is a discussion on African Dwarf Frogs within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Originally Posted by Chicklet ...I keep them house with young Cherry barbs, Zebra Danio's, Guppies and whatever else I drop in there to finish ...

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Old 11-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #11
 
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...I keep them house with young Cherry barbs, Zebra Danio's, Guppies and whatever else I drop in there to finish growing out,
They have yet to bother any of the fish...
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As for mine, I keep them with small fish and ghost shrimp with no problems...
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... mine are not active at all. ...they are smaller than the two guppies i have.
A couple of mine ate like pigs and grew into monsters (in African dwarf frog terms of course). They would "stalk" the fish - big or small - and would try to grab them and cram them into their gaping mouths. This was no more than a minor nuisance to anything bigger, but it was definitely life threatening to the guppy-sized ones and down. And though the small fish did learn quickly to avoid the frogs at all cost, death by carelessness was always a possibility.

I have never seen ones for sale nearly as large as mine though. You will have plenty of time to determine if yours will get big enough to threaten the fish so don't let this stop you from obtaining a few of these interesting critters. As a matter of fact, I have never seen another one get as big as mine, though it is obviously possible.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #12
 
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[quote=RCinAL;516703]A couple of mine ate like pigs and grew into monsters (in African dwarf frog terms of course). They would "stalk" the fish - big or small - and would try to grab them and cram them into their gaping mouths. This was no more than a minor nuisance to anything bigger, but it was definitely life threatening to the guppy-sized ones and down. And though the small fish did learn quickly to avoid the frogs at all cost, death by carelessness was always a possibility.[quote]

Thanks for the heads up. Mine have nipped at passing tetra, but only at feeding time. But if they grow into a problem, I'll just move them to a separate tank.

Dani, your signature says "RIP Drake", did you have trouble with your new frogs?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
 
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Yeahhh. Drake died last night. On Weds night I found he had gotten from one divider to another which I didn't think was a big deal. On Thurs morning though the fish in the divider with him was pecking at him so I scooped him up and put him back in his original section. Then Friday morning he was back again and floating at the top of the water but still alive so I moved him. Friday afternoon...same. Then he just floated on the water for around 5 hours until he finally died.

My other frog is doing fine though.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:50 AM   #14
 
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Sorry to here about 'drake'... Hope you have better lluck with your other frog..
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #15
 
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Sorry to here about 'drake'... Hope you have better lluck with your other frog..
Thanks. I felt good about him but now he's figured out how to get into the middle divider :p
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:01 PM   #16
 
i had posted earlier about me buying two of these african frogs. well one of them died soon after and the other went missing so i just assumed he had died also. well today i come home from work and guess whos kicking around the tank. MIA the missing in action frog! and he looks like he's doubled in size too! haha! sorry if im hijacking i just thought i was weird him showing up a monthe later.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:08 AM   #17
 
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i had posted earlier about me buying two of these african frogs. well one of them died soon after and the other went missing so i just assumed he had died also. well today i come home from work and guess whos kicking around the tank. MIA the missing in action frog! and he looks like he's doubled in size too! haha! sorry if im hijacking i just thought i was weird him showing up a monthe later.
ADFs are nocturnal, so spotting them during the day is hard to do. Plus one of mine likes to burrow in the gravel-maybe that's what happened to yours. I'm a little worried about how you say that it doubled in size. African Dwarf Frogs stay rather small; I hope you haven't accidentally gotten an African Clawed frog. You might want to start a new thread and post a pic just in case.

Dani, I'm sorry that your frogs didn't work out. They can be really tricky to care for. If you wanted to try raising them again, you might want to think about doing a frog only tank or a very peaceful community tank for them rather than a divided betta tank. Good luck!
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:24 AM   #18
 
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I don't think I'll try ADF's again...they were more high mantinence than I realized and while I did everything I could for them it's not something I'd really want to do again.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #19
 
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You can always try them again, My first experience didnt work out well because they just never seemed to live longer than a week and I kept returning them and getting new ones until I gave up after three new ones, very bad experience. this thread made me want them all over again so I went out and bought two a few weeks ago and nothing has gone wrong at all. They seem active, I catch them eating algae wafers for my Pleco and they live very peacefully with the other fish in my tank. Good luck next time
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #20
 
i say doubled in size, maybe its not that big. its still very small but it has defenitly grow so it must be eating. thanks!
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