African Clawed Frogs And Live Plants

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by RyleighJ, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. RyleighJ

    RyleighJ Valued Member Member

    I have a small ACF I'm currently keeping in a 10 gallon tank (I'm going to upgrade when not he gets bigger). His tankmates (a goldfish and a snail) are getting their own aquarium once it cycles, so he'll be alone in his tank.

    Is there any benefit to keeping live plants with him? I know ACFs often kick up plants, and I'm fine with having to rebury them - but only if my frog gets something out of them. Do they enjoy having plants to swim around with, or would any plants just be for my own enjoyment?
     
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    Themaniac19 Valued Member Member

    They really don't care so long as they have hides and are properly fed. If you want them I'd reccomend putting them in a small bowl with gravel in it so they don't uproot them. Mine is kept in a bare bottom without plants, so I'm only going off of anecdotes and assumptions.
     
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    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    My girl has a lot of little plants which she likes to sit on and rest. She also does this on the log. Mine are uprooted often but I don't mind.
     
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    RyleighJ

    RyleighJ Valued Member Member

    A Petco near here sells some of their plants in pots, so if I did go for a planted tank I think I'd buy some of those. The ones I have in his tank now are so flimsy and hardly rooted in the gravel that he kicks them all over the place.

    I think I'm going to go with a tank that's mostly driftwood and rocks, with some decorations, and avoid any plants that I'll constantly have to replace

    Oh, one more thought! Would floating plants be a good idea?
     
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    Themaniac19 Valued Member Member

    It wouldn't hurt them. I'd also recommend using a different set of equipment for these guys if you have African dwarf frogs or any other amphibians since they're know carriers of chytrid fungus.
     




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