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Mali & Pippidi

African Dwarf Frog

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

5/5

Activity level

4/5

Temperament

5/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to handle

5/5

Easy To feed

N/A

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

N/A

Easy to provide environmental needs

N/A

Easy to provide habitat

5/5

African Dwarf Clawed Frogs

By

Washington, United States

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Mali and Pippidi were my male and female aquatic frogs. They mated, and their eggs hatched into tadpoles the size of a pinhead. They ate many of them, but I got some to live 4 months. My mother and I thought we had a natural gas leak, but it turned out that was their croaking sound – like a hiss. They love HBH Frogbites. They liked HBH Betta Bites too, but they were too sharp for their tummies. We got one pair to live 10 years which is way over the 2 usually stated. Unfortunately the aquarium trade seems to have been able to pass on the deadly frog fungus that’s killing so many even outside the trade in the wild. Mali and Pippidi lived 3 years. They like those fluorescent irregularly shaped acrylic “rocks” for aquariums. They spent hours kicking those around. They love to hunt and explore, but don’t leave too much uneaten food around to foul the water. If you keep a warm house, they can live just fine in gallon jars or bowls. Clean the “tank” of all water and debris once a week. Use dechlorinator. Just make sure they don’t get a chill or an extreme temp change with their cleaning. They will play with each other and with toys for a long time. They are not the type of animal to take out and hold. That’s not good for them. Just to watch. If you put potted plants in their tank or even unpotted ones, the plants help oxygenate the water and are good items for the frogs to hide in, hunt in, and hang on. They can live with bettas (although some bettas are mean to them, so remove any that bite the frogs). Coryodoras are good companions for frogs too, but they need a heated and aerated tank. The frogs can live fine without an aerated tank. They need a clean environment.

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