10-19-2012, 08:43 AM
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Ooooh, yeah. . . he's a clawed frog to be sure! They're greedy little tykes, I had one years ago (he was darn close to the 6 inch mark!), and at full growth nothing with fins can stand in their way. Reptomin makes a type of pelleted food specifically for this type of frog - he's probably been so slow in growing because of an improper diet. You should also supplement the pelleted foods with wet-frozen foods like bloodworm and such. They do get big, and are very messy, so you'll want to be sure that he has a big enough tank and proper filtration if you do decide to keep him. If you want fish AND frogs in the same tank, look into the African DWARF frogs. They're tiny little sweeties - maxing out at around 2 inches at their biggest, and won't eat anything but the tiniest of fishy fry. They carry the Dwarfs at PetSmart, but to keep them in community, you'll want to be sure that they get their share of food, as they're slow eaters. Some people have had better luck, but I've never gotten a dwarf frog to take the pellets, though my Clawed frog pretty much ate anything I threw in there with him! Good luck to you - sounds like you have some tough decisions to make - before your frog makes them for you!