The article is more about fish tanks but you'd follow the same steps with aquatic frogs.
Mistaking one underwater frog for another is an easy mistake, but one with consequences. Most aquatic frogs in pet shops belong to two genera, Hymenochirus and Xenopus. The young of the species can look very similar -- but a Xenopus frog will grow several times larger than a Hymenochirus, and he may well eat other creatures in his tank. Understanding the difference between underwater frogs can prevent an aquatic calamity.
Aquatic frogs are, to most hobbyists, very cute and appealing. On more than one occasion when I’ve had friends and their kids down to my fish room to pick out something for their tanks, the kids ended up in front of the dwarf frog tank. Keeping and selling frogs in your store is very easy, and they often will be chosen for a nano tank.
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African Dwarf Frog Housing and Feeding
Most beginners use for ADFs. That's not a bad choice. The tank in this site's video feed is a 10-gallon. A 10-gallon tank is large enough to house a small community of frogs, low enough in height that they won't have a hard time coming up for air, and small enough to fit in most homes. Ten-gallon tanks and accessories are also pretty inexpensive as aquarium supplies go. You'll also need an , a sturdy table, or some other sturdy piece of furniture to set your tank on.Many aquarium covers have opening for filters, air lines, and wires that are big enough for our frogs to jump right through. Some come with covers for unused holes, but others don't. If the one you buy has openings, but no covers for them, then you'll have to make covers yourself. The picture on the right shows the covers I made for the holes in the tank cover that I'm using for the frog tank in this site's video feed. I made the covers out of polyethylene closed-cell foam that I always save when it's used for padding in packages that I receive, and some scraps of light diffuser material that I had left over from an above-tanking basking platform that I made for one of my turtle habitats. An is a must for an African dwarf frog habitat because they are frogs, after all, and they do like to jump. In nature this isn't a problem because if they jump out of the water, they just fall back back into the water. But if they jump out of your tank and land anywhere except the water, they will die. African dwarf frogs are fully aquatic, which means that they must live in water. If they're out of the water for more than 15 or 20 minutes, they will dehydrate and die.This tank is essentially the same setup you would have for fish, an aquarium with water in it. Pretty much the same considerations you would make for fish apply here, although frogs tend to shed skin and therefore require either a more frequent cleaning or a Houdini-like escape artist frogs, even in aquatic tanks!