Local aquarium shops are more likely to take better care of their frogs. Also look into local breeders.
Filtration (mechanical and biological) (D) Undergravel filters or power filters will provide aeration and filtration for the aquarium. Consult filter package for appropriate filter size. • The filter should move the water in the aquarium through the filter media 3-5 times per hour. The flow should be gentle enough to not blow the frogs around in the aquarium.• Add beneficial bacteria supplements to your aquarium to promote biological waste break down during initial setup.
Water Heater and thermometer (E) Use an aquarium heater to maintain the water temperature. The general rule for aquarium heaters is five watts of power for each gallon of aquarium water. • African Dwarf Frogs require water temperatures ranging between 68-78o F (20-26° C).
Hood and Light Fixture (C) Place an aquarium hood with light fixtures on the aquarium to reduce water evaporation, splashing, and escape. A screen terrarium lid can also be used with African Dwarf Frogs. • The light should be on for 8-12 hours a day. Turn it on during the morning feeding, and off after the evening feeding, or use an automatic timer.
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Unfortunately, one of the most commonly mislabeled species I have run across in pet stores is the African Dwarf and Clawed frogs. Both are fully aquatic frogs, and both appear fairly similar when young. However, while generally they seem less fragile as pets, Clawed frogs also grow to be quite large! As big as a fist infact, while the Dwarf frogs never grow larger than an inch and a half in length. In addition, Clawed frogs are actually illegal in some states, such as California, and recently in Oregon. This is because some of these guys got loose in the water system and started eating EVERYTHING in sight!As the name suggests, these dwarf frogs are quite small, just around 1.5 inches in length. The females, as is often the case with frogs, can grow a bit larger, almost by half an inch. Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochiru) also goes by the name of Aquatic Dwarf Frog. And thats because they live almost entirely underwater, though they are air breathers as well and do emerge from the water from time to time.4. Turtles will eat up ADF before you can even blink. In the wild turtles eat small aquatic creatures such as frogs, tadpoles, fish, etc. These two species should never ever be mixed.Dwarf frogs love to hide behind marine foliage. So its a good idea to have aquatic plants in their tank habitat. Theyd look nice on your aquarium besides. Any water plant species will do as these frogs are not known to be destructive to any plant life. If you have to use artificial plants, soft silk-based fake plants have to be your choice. Anything harder, like the more common plastic plants, can scratch and injure their delicate bodies.