Thread: Can I adopt this frog?
07-03-2012, 07:40 PM #1
Can I adopt this frog?
So my niece is going off to college and she has a 5 gallon tank that has a lone frog in it. I believe its an African dwarf frog based on the pictures I've seen. I asked her if she was going to take it with her and she can't... She asked if I wanted to add it to my tank and said I would love to but had to research whether I could safely add it to my community. So of course my first stop is here
I currently have the following in my 56 gallon tank:
12- Long finned rosy barbs
6 - Red-blue tetras
6 - Panda barbs
1 - Dwarf Gourami
1 - Kribensis
The one concern I have off the top of my head is the fact that my guys are very aggressive eaters. I think the frog needs to be fed blood worms but have a feeling they would never make it to the bottom where is would be.
07-04-2012, 01:29 AM #2
i don't know about compatibility, but it seems people feed the frogs separate from the fish. either placing them in another tank or like we feed our crayfish, taking the food down to them, ensuring they can get the food.artist page: http://metal-otaku.deviantart.com
lot's of fish and aquatic themed art to be found. plus anime.
07-04-2012, 02:04 PM #3
Depends how deep this tank is. If it is deeper than your fingertips to the bottom and the water is more than a few inches above your elbow, its way too deep. The frog would struggle to get surface air which it will need to do several times an hour.
If your tank is not overly deep, you could probably have it, but you would need to hand feed it, as the other inhabitants would eat everything before the poor frog could ever find it. They are not good swimmers, and have very poor eyesight, and find food lazily by smell on the bottom. Food dropped in for them would likely get eaten well before the frog could even find it.2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
07-04-2012, 02:29 PM #4
My tank is rather tall (24") so it doesn't sound like he would be a good fit. Thanks for the advice.
07-05-2012, 04:29 AM #5
Provided you have plants that reach the surface the deepth is not an issue.Do as I say. Not as I do.
07-10-2012, 02:51 PM #6Originally Posted by William
Are you are saying this type of frog will use those to reach the top for air?
07-11-2012, 01:50 AM #7
None of your fish seem to be bottom dwellers. An alternative would be to get a PVC pipe of similar that the frog can just fit through, cut a short section out and anchor at the bottom of the tank. The fact that your fish are not bottom dwellers or larger than the frog might just give the frog an edge. However you would have to reach into the tank with every feeding time..