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African Dwarf Frogs Help
Old 05-27-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
 
African Dwarf Frogs Help

I have a 10 gallon for my betta and 2 corys. I added some African Dwarf frogs. I don't think the frogs are eating.

Searching on the internet I read that a filter and air pump (I have both) might make the water too rough for the frogs. Do I need both? Is an underground filter better (gentler) for the frogs? Do I need the filter?

I never had frogs before and they are just too cute.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
 
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Yes a filter is a must for the frogs and corys alike. The problem could be the corys. When you mix different species of animals that occupy the same territory in the same small tank, feeding becomes a battle of the fittest. The corys are much better swimmers/scavengers than the frogs. Dwarf frogs don't see very well.

You didn't mention what you have tried feeding them? That also makes a difference. Many dwarf frogs won't eat because they have difficulty in finding the food if it isn't alive and moving. Then to have strong, fast moving fish gobbling up everything not moving for food... your situation makes perfect sense.

How many corys are in this tank? What species and how big are they?
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
 
I have 2 panda corys that are a little less than an inch long. I thought that they would be good to eat any remaining food in the tank.

If the corys are a problem I can move them to my community tank.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:34 AM   #4
 
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What kind of food are you offering the frogs?
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:20 AM   #5
 
I give them defrosted bloodworms.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
 
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I give them defrosted bloodworms.
Hi! I'm far from an expert (still fishless cycling my tank lol) but I fell in love with ADFs too and hope to get a couple for my tank when it's ready. This site might give you some information on what and how to feed them. Good luck!
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
 
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If you have the ability to offer live black worms (different than blood worms) that may resolve your problem. I took a look at the site listed in librarygirl's post, and while that may help resolve some of the problem, knowing there are corys in the tank I wouldn't hold out for that to be your overall solution. The corys will quickly devour the food easily found on a plate/dish as it describes.

It sounds likely that your frogs are simply not finding the food or able to get at it before the corys are eating it. That happens sometimes when mixing multiple bottom feeders into the same tank, especially when its a small tank.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:19 PM   #8
 
I also read somewhere that some people feed their frogs by hand; they put the food on tweezers and put the food in front of the frogs until it grabs it. Again just information I've read, not tried yet, but if I do get ADFs at some point this is probably how I'd feed them unless whatever other fish I end up with are totally disinterested in the frog's food.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:45 PM   #9
 
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i just bought an african dwarf frog for the first time and ive had him for about 2 weeks! i love her! i have found that they are border line mentally challenged when it comes to food. BUT i have found that they dont have good vision but amazing smell! i hand fed them (hold the food in my hands then put the food in their face) until she gulps it down. Ive found that tapping the glass a few times before feeiding and she will know that its feeding time and come out when that happens. Now shes really good at eating XD i feed her flakes, blood worms, and tubifex
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