08-11-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Chesh
It can be really difficult to keep ADF in a community environment, and the trouble is almost always centered around feeding time. Usually, we find fraidy frogs that don't get their share of the food because they aren't aggressive or fast enough to out-compete the fish, but I've known a frog or two that will do what needs to be done in order to get her share of the grub!
I personally think that ADF do best in a species-only environment, but all three of mine have made their way in and out of community tanks - they're such a great addition to a tank full of fish! I have found that the key to keeping frogs in community is to hand or target feed them. ADF are quick to adapt, and I've never met one who didn't take somewhat quickly to 'training,' so if you're consistent with it, you should easily be able to train your frog to feed in one area, while the others eat elsewhere. I'd be more inclined to hand feed in a situation like this, so you can be sure that he is getting his share of the food, and he feels full enough not to put up so much of a fight for his dinner - hopefully.
May I ask what you're feeding him aside from the shrimp pellets? These frogs are carnivores, and should be given a variety of wet-frozen foods (brine, bloodworm, mysis, etc), and there are also specially formulated pellets on the market for them - frog and tadpole bites. If he isn't getting proper nutrition, that might make him more inclined to get as much protein as he can from those shrimp pellets!
If hand-feeding doesn't work out, you might want to consider moving him into a tank of his own. . .
Hope this helps! Good luck with your little cutie - and the rest of the tank, too!
Thank you. I do hand feed them, every other day. I ran out of brine shrimp but I have lots of frozen blood worms. I was thinking t try out black worms too? XD I like them in the community, they're fun. Well... Not for the Molly. And they never seem to eat the special frog pellets I have. Sent from Petguide.com Free App