African Dwarf Frog With Betta In A 5 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by DanielleFish, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. DanielleFishWell Known MemberMember

    Don't know anything about ADFs, just bettas. I've been curious if this would be okay for both frog and fish. Thanks, y'all!

  2. KaderTheAntWell Known MemberMember

    I recommend getting a larger tank (+10 gallons) for the two.
  3. James17Well Known MemberMember

    Don't do it, your Beta will take serious damage.
    A five is too small for either IMO, but I know some people keep Beta's in fives.
  4. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    They would probably be okay in a 55 gallon, but not in a 5 gallon. The ADF will not be able to compete against the betta for food because of their bad eyesight.
  5. DanielleFishWell Known MemberMember

    Wait, what? I thought bettas were good in a five? =o
  6. James17Well Known MemberMember

    People keep them in a five, I personally don't like it. But you can if you want.
    This is only my opinion.
  7. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I've never kept a single betta in anything bigger than a 2.5. 5 is way more than enough space.
  8. California L33Well Known MemberMember

    I think it depends on the animals involved. There are some videos on YouTube that show what appear to be fairly harmonious Betta/ADF relationships. Whether they lasted after the camera stopped rolling is anybody's guess. I've read that feeding the frog is a real problem, though. They're bottom feeders, and if you've got a Betta that will feed from the bottom the frogs just can't get the food before the Betta.
  9. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    Adf and Betta are not compatible, betta will beat on adf and take all of his food as soon as he learns to dive for it - and he will learn as soon as he realizes there is food on the bottom.

    5g is good for betta. 5g can ideally handle 2-3 frogs. But never together.

    Another thing is that the frogs are ridiculously hard to keep alive, most of the time because just like shrimp 9/10 of them are going to come to you with parasites.

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