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paytheplayer 07-31-2008 03:08 PM

Anybody know anything about Albino African Frogs???
Hey sorry for posting here but I want to go to the LPS and get one. I can't stand how when I try to research something, you get 50 different answers. Im curious, how big they get, what they eat. Thanks.

qpc68 07-31-2008 03:49 PM

Albino Clawed African Frogs will grow to about 6 inches and will eat anything including snails and fish. If your looking for the smaller frogs, you want to be sure you by the DWARF African frog.

paytheplayer 07-31-2008 05:50 PM

Do you know if it's true that I can't have regular gravel because theyll eat it?

Flashygrrl 07-31-2008 08:14 PM

They absolutely will...either get really teeny stones or really big ones that they can't eat. ACF's grow to around fist sized, females bigger than males, and you need approximately 10 gallons per frog, your best bet is to get a couple and a 20L tank. You'll need a filter that doesn't have a high current on it because they don't really like a lot of current (I've got an Aquaclear 30 in mine set pretty low) and you'll want your heater set at 72-75. You cannot house these frogs with fish as they WILL eat them or choke to death trying to eat them. Do not feed them feeder goldfish or any type of minnows because they have serrated spines and ACF's stomachs can't handle it. You can feed them floating reptile sticks, or get one of the terra cotta dish things that go under a flowerpot, put it on the bottom and put some HBH frog + tadpole bites or soft sinking krill bites in there...other people feed other stuff but that's what I give em. I also keep waxworms in the fridge for my other frog and my ACF's love to have a few themselves...they're pretty spooky to start out with but they learn to handfeed rather quickly. They have poor sight so it's a good idea to invest in a feeding ring if you use floating reptile sticks.

This is the best website I ever found on the critters:

tophat665 08-05-2008 07:43 PM

Also note that they are illegal in some states (Virginia among them.)

onefish2fish 08-05-2008 11:27 PM

i know what african CLAWED frogs ( although ive never had any ) but ive had african DWARF frogs, and let me tell you..they are retarted when it comes time for dinner.. they must not hear the bell :lol: anyways what im saying is, they probally would be best off in a tank of their own because with fish as tank mates they simply let them gobble all the food up before realizing they've ever been fed. just something to consider! :D goodluck with it.

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