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GrandmaLisa 05-02-2008 01:19 PM

African Underwater Frogs
One of my frogs, an albino has grown from a teeny, tiny little guy to w/i 3 months is now approx. 3" of huge froggie body. He's in a 29H aquarium. How big are these guys suppose to get? He looks like a tick about to bust.

Flashygrrl 05-02-2008 04:10 PM

Haha, that's about the biggest. Good to know I'm not the only one with those lil buggers on here :)

The-Wolf 05-03-2008 02:44 AM

oh dear
I'm afraid that you have an African clawed frog (ACF) Xenopus laevis
they get as large as a mans fist and eat anything they can fit in their mouths (several reports of them eating young turtles),
fish are speared by their huge claws and thrust into the mouth.
they are a great predator but not one that should be kept with fish, or anything else you prize.

btw Xenopus means strange food, a reference to their eating habits.

Flashygrrl 05-03-2008 04:52 AM

Male ones get about 3", the females are the ones that get like 4-6"

GrandmaLisa 05-06-2008 04:43 AM

African Underwater Frogs
Yes, I know what kind of frog he is. I just can't get over the unbelieveable growth. His friend, who is the same type, but, a different color, is no where near the size. Neither one of them touches or even goes near my catfish. And, the minnows are the only other fish in the tank and they represent meal time.
One other question for anyone out there. The palms of Fred's hands have turned a really dark brown. It slowly started happening as he started growing. Am wondering if this is normal for the albino's.
Thank you for any information.

Flashygrrl 05-06-2008 05:41 AM

Yup, they'll get black and "sticky". They're called nuptial pads and they're for holding onto the female (annexing) when she spawns.

GrandmaLisa 05-06-2008 05:46 AM

African Underwater Frog
My poor baby. He'll be waiting a LONG time...........cuz, I am NOT getting him a girlfriend! Do you have any idea how long this tank (29H) will support him and George?

Flashygrrl 05-06-2008 07:28 PM

It should house them just fine for their lifetimes.

GrandmaLisa 05-19-2008 05:53 AM

African Underwater Clawed Frogs
Yes, I need help, again. Does anyone know where I can find ANY information re:my frogs? I can't find anything, anywhere. I know that I should NOT have gotten them, if I was clueless on their care. However, I do have them and they are growing nuclear and I don't know if I'm even feeding them correctly. They are consuming approx. 50 sm. rosie reds/week w/tubifex worms and those floating green logs (food). I need to know about their feeding needs, their ideal habitat, et.
Any help would be most greatly appreciated.
P.S. They ARE extremely happy, fat, cute little guys. OK, not little. :)

jeaninel 05-19-2008 11:28 AM

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