How many frogs do you have?I've always just fed them frozen bloodworms. If you have fish in the tank, you'll probably have to spot-feed the frogs, as they're much slower than the fish when it comes to food. Here's how I do it with bloodworms:
I take a portion of a block and bury it in the gravel/sand. As it thaws, you might have to waft your finger over that spot to free the food a bit, but it should eventually start to appear out of the substrate at the frog's eye-level. The fish might get some, but that usually gives the frogs a chance.
I am soon planning to buy frozen foods. How often to feed your frog and exactly how much food do you give him?They may eat the pellets but they may not. My guy loves the frozen bloodworms and he also eagerly devours mysis shrimp. I thaw it first and drop small pieces in with tweezers. It usually takes him a while to actually find them. He can crawl right over them a few times without detecting that they're food. When he does actually find them, he strikes like a snake and gulps them down. It's fun to watch. He also will eat pellets but if they're too hard he keeps coming back and nipping at them until they soften up and they eventually are gone.
That was super helpful, thanks! I have a question about the tweezers you use because I am soon purchasing a pair for my frogs. How big are the tweezers? Are they plastic or metal?I find tweezer feeding a few (thawed, 4-5/frog) bloodworms is best for my 4 ADF's. I feed them every other day. It is somewhat tedious (tbh lol), but this way I can make sure each frog is actually eating, and they get pretty excited around feeding time! I found the frog/tadpole pellets would end up falling between gravel pebbles, burying them, and made it tough for my guys to eat. A feeding tube and dish (search on Amazon for shrimp feeding tube), could also make feeding easier if you want to stick with the pellets.
Enjoy your new friends!
That was super helpful, thanks! I have a question about the tweezers you use because I am soon purchasing a pair for my frogs. How big are the tweezers? Are they plastic or metal?
It's 3.5 but still small , Most places say 5 gallons for 2 frogs.
I don't get what you mean by the opposite. I have had no problems maintaining water quality in a 3.5 gallon tank. I change out a quarter to a third of the water every Saturday and my nitrate levels have never even reached 20 and there has been no detectable ammonia for well over a year in both of the tanks. I have Plants in both tanks that are flourishing but really have only had luck with 4 kinds. My Anubias grow like weeds. Java Ferns do okay. I have a Banana plant in one that is flourishing and the Java Moss in the one tank has made a strong comeback lately. I don't count the Marimo balls because if they die, you really have problems. Plants that give me problems are the rooted stem kinds. Hornwort is a no go. I had some Myrio that was doing great and then mysteriously deteriorated and anacharis does not last long.Imo, they don't really need that much room since they produce very little waste, are not territorial, and their swimming needs are mostly vertical. However, small tanks scare me because they're far more unstable and unforgiving than larger volumes of water. Prone to fluctuating conditions, less robust biofilters, and possible temperature swings, I've heard it said that small tanks should only be attempted by experts, but in reality it's just the opposite.