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Ghost Shrimp And African Dwarf Frogs
Are African Dwarf Frogs and Ghost Shrimp compatible? I'm thinking of having 10 shrimp and 3 frogs in a 65-gallon tank. Also, can African Dwarf Frogs swim up 2 feet to get to the surface to breathe?
2 feet is a bit too much, it can be pretty hard on them especially if they are not particularly strong or there is a lot of current. It would be better to keep them in something less than 10-12 inches, is what I've read. I had 2 African Dwarf Frogs in a tank just 10 inches tall and they were not good swimmers and already had to kick lot to get to the surface, so they could drown in tanks with too high of a water level. ADFs are also quite small and could get lost in such a big tank and possibly be harder to feed because you'd need to locate them.
Temperament wise, African Dwarf Frogs and Ghost Shrimp are compatible, but ADFs will go after most things that move so they may lunge at the shrimp or eat shrimplings. The adults are usually able to get out of the way fast enough though. Will there be other fish/invertebrates?
Yes they can be in a deep tank. High flat decor like rocks should be provided about half way up though. Helps separate them from the shrimp too. The frogs might go after the shrimp but they are fast so I dought they would catch them.
So can I use one of those logs or rocks that suction to the tank glass higher up to help the frogs get to the surface?
Sorry for the late reply david1978. I didn't realize you asked a question. Yes, there will be fish. An angelfish may eat the shrimp but I have plenty of hiding spots and since they are cheap, I thought I would give it a try.