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Old 05-18-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
 
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African Dwarf Frogs swimming slow...

I've had two ADF's in my 10 gallon for about a week now and both seem to be swimming slow to the surface when they come up for air. They use to dart up and swim back down rapidly when I first put them in there. Is this uncommon? They still swim around the tank, eat like pigs, look relatively healthy and have grown quite a bit. I'm probably just being toooo cautious. :P Are they just comfortable now?

Also, how much should I feed these little guys? I feed them about 4-5 blood worms each every day. Is this too much/too little? They also get excited when I put the turkey baster in there because they know the food is coming which leads me to believe I'm worrying over nothing.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:44 AM   #2
 
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I've had two ADF's in my 10 gallon for about a week now and both seem to be swimming slow to the surface when they come up for air. They use to dart up and swim back down rapidly when I first put them in there. Is this uncommon? They still swim around the tank, eat like pigs, look relatively healthy and have grown quite a bit. I'm probably just being toooo cautious. :P Are they just comfortable now?

Also, how much should I feed these little guys? I feed them about 4-5 blood worms each every day. Is this too much/too little? They also get excited when I put the turkey baster in there because they know the food is coming which leads me to believe I'm worrying over nothing.
I would think every other day feedings would be fine.
African dwarf frogs are tropical frogs and appreciate warm water where African Clawed frogs would do well in cooler water being subtropical. I might consider 78 degrees to 80 degrees for the African dwarf frogs were it me.
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Old 05-19-2010, 03:52 AM   #3
 
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I'm far from a frog expert but if I had to guess, I'd say that the rapid darting behavior you were seeing earlier is just instinctual. A new environment means unknown dangers, so journeys to the surface are as brief as possible to avoid predators. Now that they're more secure in their home they're taking their sweet time about it.

How was that for amateur frog psychology?
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