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axwell2010
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African Dwarf Frog
« on: November 17, 2010, 06:37:47 PM »

I have an african dwarf frog and 3 telescope eyed gold fish (2 black moors and a demekin). these frogs are usually slow to eat, so was wandering if feeding it would be a problem with the 3 gold fish, and also how often do you feed yours??
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 08:10:40 PM »

I do not have african dwarf frogs but  i do know that if the food isn't hard our big than your goldfish's mouth then the goldfishes will probably eat some of it.
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 05:55:58 AM »

Do you keep them in the same tank? Don't frogs need extremely different needs to fish when it comes to how the tank is designed?? If you haven't mixed them yet I wouldn't  Undecided Goldfish also eat very quickly and there should be no leftovers so if a frog is a slow eater well that doesn't sound good!

I feed my goldfish twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Every fortnight or so they have a day when I don't feed them too.
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 10:15:49 AM »

Frogs can live in fish tanks, but I really wouldn't go mixing them with goldfish. First of all, I don't think they're compatible, second of all, the goldfish will eat all their food so the frog may starve Sad
Sadly, goldfish don't usually work well with other fish even if the water requirements are the same due to their uhm... crazy eating habits.

I feed my fish three times a day, pellets in the morning (sometimes in the evening) and live foods or vegetables mid-day or evening Smiley but only small, small amounts!
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 12:22:22 AM »

You'd still have to have the specially designed tank, right?? I could imagine something like a neon tetra or well something that size in a tank with a frog. Just nothing big like an Oscar or even a goldfish  Cheesy
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 04:14:19 AM »

The Oscar would eat anything, that would fit into the mouth, and since they grow to be 35cm long, you can imagine that their mouths are pretty big in the end Cheesy

I don't think you need a special tank at all, there are some frogs that are pretty much living with other fish without problems Smiley But a piece of floating wood might be good for them to climb up on Smiley However, don't think that I know that much about them, it's just what I think after seeing frogs here and there in the pet shops. They seem to have spent some time there Tongue
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 01:14:33 AM »

Haha yeah, I didn't know Oscars grew that big. Wow! Where are they found in the wild?

Oh I just meant because a frog can't swim forever, they need to stop and sit and only really swim when they are hunting/eating so a piece of driftwood would do the trick. Frogs can suction their feet to glass though so I guess they wouldn't have any trouble. I wonder if you have to feed frogs live food  Undecided It'd be cute to have one besides that Tongue
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 04:11:13 AM »

In South America, I believe in the southern parts of the Amazon Smiley I have a lot of research to do about their environment too before I'll setup the tank! Smiley Oh, and I want to find some cat fish that are appropriate for the place the Oscars live in! Cheesy

When I was at the pet shop last time, I couldn't help but buy a little pleco ;> He's beautiful with big, dark spots allover his body Smiley He should grow up to be around 30cm too, but it takes a couple of years, of course. I named him Bogdan, but I call him Danny Cheesy
Needless to say, he's eaten very much of the algae off the plants, my tank is sparkling! Cheesy
And the salesman was sharing lots of amusing stories about when he kept Oscars, Pearl cichlids and plecos in a 600L tank, very nice to know that they're all compatible! Cheesy

You have a point there about them frogs... maybe you could feed them some bugs now and then? Like mosquitoes or flies? C:
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 09:53:55 AM »

I bought some plecos for my tanks too the other day. Smiley
Plecos are pretty peaceful compared to other algae eaters.
They do get pretty big tho.
They are in the quarantine tank right now and it is sparkling clean too! LOL!
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 12:43:37 PM »

I asked about this fish if he has any potential to harm the goldfish (just to make sure), and I was assured that he's a very kind and sweet companion to the goldfish Smiley

What kind of plecos are yours? Their colors? Cheesy
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 12:59:21 PM »

Spotty, dotty and brown like normal I guess.
Ha ha I think I will name them Spotty, Dotty and Mr. Brown...LOL! Grin
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 01:04:39 PM »

Aww, that's cute! Cheesy Mine has pretty big, dark spots allover him, so yep, probably like the usual plecos do c:
They had a few black plecos with white stripes in the shop, but they were 60 each! Shocked That kind can't breed in aquaria, so they're being caught in the wild. Not zebra plecos, but something very similar, the stripes were different Smiley
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 01:10:29 PM »

Wow! That's expensive!!! Yikes! Smiley
I got the bigger plecos too...about 2-3 inches.
They seem to be hardier than the tiny baby ones that are an inch or less.
So far they cleaned up the tank real nice but have ignored the zucchini, tetra algae tabs and the seaweed I put in there. Undecided
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2010, 02:06:24 PM »

That's pretty strange... maybe they're not used to that kind of food? Danny has been sucking on his algae wafers without any issues Smiley They should start eating it soon! Cheesy
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2010, 04:48:33 PM »

Did you cut the zucchini small? My fish will only eat lettuce if it is small.
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2010, 05:11:52 PM »

I always cut veggies into tiny pieces so they comfortably fit into their little mouthes.
Goldfish haven't got teeth like us to bite pieces off. They swallow the whole thing and then in their throat they've got teeth like little bones to "mash and grind" their food.
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2010, 05:18:29 PM »

The plecos just suck on the zucchini piece. I put a half a slice in the tank so it sinks.  The clown loaches and pleco love it in my tropical tank.  It's gone in 2 days.  I think these new plecos aren't use to zucchini and it will take a few trys before they decide it's good to eat. Cheesy  I finely chop anything I feed to the goldies. Wink
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2010, 05:21:26 PM »

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I always cut veggies into tiny pieces so they comfortably fit into their little mouthes.
Goldfish haven't got teeth like us to bite pieces off. They swallow the whole thing and then in their throat they've got teeth like little bones to "mash and grind" their food.

UUUUPS, I think I forgot you talked about plecos, SORRRRRRRRY, I had the goldies in my head  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 05:24:26 PM »

haha! Hanna you're so cute! Kiss
I think we all have goldies on our brain most of the time! Wink
LOL! Heck sometimes I even dream about them! Cheesy
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2010, 05:28:10 PM »

LOL, this is so true  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy       Wink
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Re: African Dwarf Frog
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2010, 03:44:14 AM »

I had a dream about my tank just last night! Grin I bought three new plecos @_@
Wonder if it has any connection to the fact that I carried my Aquarium encyclopedia with me everywhere I went!
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