Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Posted May 24, 2014
I am the proud owner of a female african clawed frog named Coconut, I have had the pleasure of owning her since march 2013 and couldn't be happier with this wonderful animal. They have a lovely nature and are easy to care for, very active and playful which makes them very entertaining to observe especially during meal times They love to be fed! They have a unique way of shovelling their food down which is rather amusing to watch and adds to their personality. It is possible to set up your tank in a variety of different ways but the most important thing is for them to have something to hide under as is a natural instinct for them to hide as they feel vulnerable when out in the open too long. If they don't have anything to hide under they will become very stressed and will more than likely fall ill. Another important factor is to not use small gravel on the base of the tank as they can easily swallow it by accident which would be very hard to remove without causing damage to the animal, If you want to use gravel then make sure the stones are too large for the frog to swallow, I personally don't line the base of my tank with anything as it makes it much easier to keep clean. The last important factor to consider is a quiet filter that doesn't disturb the water much as the frogs native environment is still water, so if you use a filter that is too loud and causes too much water disturbance then this will also stress out the animal, My personal recommendation is a U series Fluval filter or a Tetra Whisper, Both of these are perfect for this animal. I will finish by saying that this is a great first pet due to how simple they are to care for and you definitely wont be disappointed.