Beta and african dwarf frog

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishGuy101, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    i have a beta in a 3 gallon tank and a african dwarf frog in a 10 gallon tank they 10 gallon currently has a small filter big enough for 5 gallons the tank is currently bare bottom but im getting some sand and aquarium bulbs this weekend can i put the beta with the african dwarf frog

  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I've never kept kept them together but others have.
    Some with success. Some not.

    You'd have to keep a close on things.

  3. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    African Dwarf Frogs actually do better with bare bottom tanks. I have a betta with my frogs. You have to have the right betta, it doesn't work with all of them. Frogs can potentially hurt the betta and the betta can hurt the frogs. ADF's have poor eye sight. So sometimes they will bite my betta. I have a big king betta so he doesn't get hurt.

    Also, bettas can easily hurt your frog. They can also out compete them for food so you need to pay attention to that.

    It's good to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong.

  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    My frog likes crawling around on the sand - IME they have trouble holding their position on the bottom without substrate. At one point I kept them in a 20 long that only had sand covering about a third of the tank, and that's where they always were. Of course that's largely a function of the amount of current in the tank. I doubt they would have trouble with a sponge filter.

    You have a significantly greater chance of success keeping them in the 10 versus the 3.
  5. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    well im going to have a small plat for to feed the frog so it doesn't eat n e sand and my betta will only eat of the top he is weird

    also i was planing on the tank being heavily planted
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  6. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    My frog doesn't eat sand.
  7. AlexAlexWell Known MemberMember

    LOL! ADF's are not sand eaters.
  8. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I keep my frogs in a bare bottom tank. They get around fine. It is possible for frogs to miss their food and eat sand. They can be pretty bad at aiming some times.
  9. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    they can some times misss and eat it like cichlid nut sed
  10. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Sure, but their poor eyesight is independent of their ability to differentiate between food and sand.

    Taking sand into the mouth and eating it are two different things. Mine spits it out every time. Maybe you have a challenged frog.....

    Some people think their fish eat sand too.
  11. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    believe me it can happen
  12. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    There are documented cases of frogs eating sand and having issues from it. Just because your frog hasn't had any problems, doesn't mean it is impossible.
  13. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    whats a kings betta
  14. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    First and foremost, I never said it was impossible. I said that they can tell the difference between sand and food, and that mine spits it out.

    "sand killed my frog" is not a thread that ever shows up on the forum.
  15. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    ima start one then ...
  16. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Make sure you link this thread.
  17. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember


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