I'm doing this more for the frog than the as of yet non-existent betta, I already have a frog, and am quite in love with him! I started off on the wrong foot, and unfortunately made him endure a cycling tank - which I DO NOT intend to do again! He's come through brilliantly in the community tank, but for various reasons I've decided that it might be better to house him on his own.
Thanks for the advice, Ladayen -
ADF's are actually fine by themselves, though they ARE more social with friends - they don't have to be in a group. He has lots of hiding places in the main tank, but we see him out and active all the time! I was looking for a 10 or 15 gallon tall tank so that I could get another frog to put in with him, but am not having much luck finding something small enough for the space I have. We've got the food situation down so he gets his share. He'll actually eat it right out of my fingers - but yeah, he's TERRIBLE at finding his food if it isn't in an established/expected place away from the greedy fish or hand-fed to him. He's in an 18 inch high tank right now - he has no trouble swimming to the top of for air - but I don't like having to put my entire arm in every time I feed the little guy. So yeah, reasons. . .
But I just wanted to make sure before committing to such a tiny tank that it'll be. . . stable enough for him! How much water do you generally change out every week, and does this 'shock' the system into doing another mini-cycle? I've read some very odd things on small tanks, so I'm unsure!
Good to look into about over-feeding the betta. I'm still in the considering/research stage of even THINKING about getting one months after the tank/frog are established. Would it be healthy for a betta to live soley on blood-worms/brine-shrimp? I know many people keep them together, so I was thinking that would be the easy part! SO much to learn!
Dmuddle! Don't fear the frog!!! He's SOOOOO CUTE! And SWEET!
Last edited by Chesh; 03-04-2012 at 11:55 PM..