Betta and African Dwarf Frogs (Need Advise)

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Hello!
So at the moment I just have 2 African dwarf frogs, a male and a female and they just laid their first batch off eggs. I hadn't planned on breeding, and now my tank has eggs everywhere, and I also have a bit of a snail problem. My solution is to add a betta in with them to help eat the eggs and snails, but also because that was my original plan. But, from my own experience I know that my frogs bite each other mistaking each other for food, (I feed them from tweezers).
Anyways, my question is:
I really want a rosetail, feather tail, or dumbo ear betta because of how pretty they are, but I worry that the frogs might bite/rip the tail. The last thing I want is for my fish to get hurt because of a selfish decision on my part. Should I get a smaller variety like a Plakat instead?
Thanks for taking the time to read and answer, I really appreciate it!
 

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I think the betta is more likely to bully them, than they are to bully him. Still if you want to be cautious you can do a plakat, but female betta of any breed would probably still work. I don't think ADFs are big fin nippers.
 
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Kdizzle said:
I think the betta is more likely to bully them, than they are to bully him. Still if you want to be cautious you can do a plakat, but female betta of any breed would probably still work. I don't think ADFs are big fin nippers.
Thanks for your input and reassurance, I will definitely consider adding a female instead of a male, and hearing that ADFs aren't big fin nippers is also very reassuring. Thanks again~
 

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LadyHaven said:
Thanks for your input and reassurance, I will definitely consider adding a female instead of a male, and hearing that ADFs aren't big fin nippers is also very reassuring. Thanks again~
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My frogs will slap around any fish that encroaches on their feeding area at mealtime, which bettas tend to do, but haven't seen any real damage.

 

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ADFs are difficult to breed. How on earth did you do that? I have 10 in a 20 gallon long.
 
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juniperlea said:
ADFs are difficult to breed. How on earth did you do that? I have 10 in a 20 gallon long.
Quite honestly, I have no idea. I just recently figured out 1 of my 2 was a male. The male just hugged her for a day or so and the eggs were everywhere. Of course, they probably weren’t fertilized and I do not have premium conditions in my tank for breeding so the eggs never made it. I’ve got no other fish, and it’s a 5 gallon. It hasn’t happened since then, but I just assumed it may have been that my male had reached maturity. ADFs are very new to me, so my knowledge on breeding isn't very helpful.
 

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I was hoping you had a 'frog thumb'!!!! I've read that they are sensitive and extremely difficult to breed. One of mine died and am now down to 9 despite checking water quality..... anyway, keep on truckin' :D They're wonderfully entertaining.
 

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