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squilky 07-10-2010 09:23 AM

ADF very aggressive
I've had an ADF for a few weeks. Early on I was feeding him sinking frog pellets. Recently, I started giving him treats of frozen blood worms. Seems like since he's gotten a taste for meat, he's become aggressive and a bully. He's eaten the tail off my guppy and is always nipping at the mystery snail. Is it simply because he's older or has the taste for meat made him more aggressive?
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bettababy 07-12-2010 02:19 PM

That is a hard question to answer, but I think you have already given good indication of your answers in what you posted. If this change in behavior happened rather quickly with the change in diet, you may want to try changing the diet back to what he used to eat to see if that helps.

Sometimes these things are just a matter of a specific personality, and it is possible with any animal. If the aggressive behavior continues you may need to separate this ADF from the fish.

redchigh 07-12-2010 02:39 PM

Are you sure you have an ADF and not a baby african frog?

I've noticed a difference in their habits, where ADFs are typically opportunistic and eat what they can find (they're a bit slower and nearly blind in my opinion) the African frogs can be quite vicious predators. (I had one that got too big to eat baby guppies, I started buying minnows at a fishing shop to feed him.)

He got about 7 inches long (with legs outstretched) and ate several true ADFs that I added in.

bettababy 07-12-2010 03:19 PM

An easy way to determine this would be to post a photo of the frog in question...

squilky 07-12-2010 03:37 PM

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Here is a pic of the aggressive ADF. I bought him under the assumption it was an ADF, helping me figure out if it's an ADF or clawed frog would be helpful.

bettababy 07-13-2010 11:27 PM

Hard to say based on that photo... can you get one that shows the markings on the back side too please?

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