What's better than an ADF?

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Donna
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What's better than an ADF?

Post by Donna » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:23 am

TWO African Dwarf Frogs!
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Quarantine is finally over, and I brought in a friend for my lone, lonely ADF here at work. Both are acting normally, ate like ravenous wolves, and are now alternately zipping around and zoning out, as ADFs do.
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Post by glenna » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:18 pm

frog lovies!!!!!!

you are right.. they are VERY, VERY cute!
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Post by Donna » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:48 am

They're so utterly adorable ...
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These little guys love the Indian Almond leaves too.
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Post by MTS » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:33 pm

They are cute! Are they very active? I've never kept frogs, are they dificult to keep?

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Post by Donna » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:24 am

Overall, I've found ADFs highly entertaining, easy to care for, and inexpensive ($3.49 at Wal-Mart.)

They come up to breathe every minute or so, occasionally dashing up and back down comically. They swim around and then go into a zen-like trance. On the whole, I'd say they're active about 75% of the day.
They eagerly take food from my fingers (or hemostats, if I don't feel like getting my arm wet.)

I feed them every other day, and do a 100% WC directly after, catching and removing them to a mug by hand (it seems the safest way to me.) I have two in a 2.5 gallon fishbowl, with a Hydor Mini Heater and no filtration nor aeration, just a soft plastic plant and some Indian Almond Leaves.

They seem to be extremely hardy, and supposedly can live 5-7 years. The African Dwarf Frog (not African Clawed Frog) stay about the size of a quarter. They're tied with kuhlis as my favorite aquatic creature now, and I never thought anything could be as cute as a kuhli.
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Post by Donna » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:06 am

Frogs are BIPEDS!
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Post by FishyLady » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:07 pm

I have only just seen this post, oh it is so nice that he has company now, lovely little guys!!!! :D

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Post by Barracuda518 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:08 pm

Very nice. What are you feeding them?

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Post by Crissyloach » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Only just saw this- cute frogs! You are making want to get a a big tank just for them with all of the nice pictures!

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