african dwarf frog in a 3 gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishGuy101, Dec 7, 2012.

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    FishGuy101 Valued Member Member

    i have a African dwarf frog and a snail in a 3 gallon it has a small filter and cleans the tank pretty good but what i wanna know is if i could add another dwarf frog or possibly a small fish
     
  2. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Assuming the tank is cycled and the snail is not a mystery/apple snail, you could and should. ADF are highly social critters who need companions imo. The only fish that is ok in 3gals is a betta and that is only if the fish is 100% alone. Betta and ADF won't work in a 3gal.
     
  3. OP
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    FishGuy101 Valued Member Member

    It's cycled and yes it is a mystery snail if that's a problem I could move him to my 40 gallon tall and how many more frogs an i get are they ok with live plants ?
     
  4. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Mystery snails are bad for African Dwarf Frogs. Their waste is toxic to frogs.

    Personally, I wouldn't put 2 ADF's in anything smaller than a 5 gallon.
     
  5. OP
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    FishGuy101 Valued Member Member

    It is uh oh but the original owner of the frog had a mystery snail with ir for 4 years and it's fine .... The snail grew to the size of a base ball
     
  6. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    A Mystery needs a bigger tank is all. They, as you seem to know, can get rather big, and even the smaller ones need no less then 10gallons. They produce a lot of waste. I thought that ADF life span normally Maxed around 5 years. Not sure if I believe that the frog spent 4 years with a toxic waste producer tbh. Probably got replaced a few times.
     
  7. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    If it is only ADFs in your 40gal, then you could get quite a few.

    Just be careful of putting them with fish, make sure you check they will go ok living together first.
     
  8. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    A 40g isn't an ideal home for ADF's.
    They really do better in shallower water. More like 10-12"
    Since they need to get to the top of air such a long swim would not only be stressful but young frogs may not make it.

    For your 3g, only only frog would be recommended.
     
  9. OP
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    FishGuy101 Valued Member Member

    well the 40 galln wouldent work its a 40 gallon tall and i removed the snail today now its just the frog in the 3 gallon and i was planing to upgrade him 2 my old 10 gallon in the next few weeks but it has no heater or filter
     




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