Keeping Adf

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I have a new five gallon tank I recently set.up and I'm interested in keeping adf. I have never kept any amphibians before so I'm just interested in your experiences with them.

What do they eat? Can I keep two adfs with a couple endlers in a planted five gallon? Is gravel okay ( the gravel has no hard edges and is mostly round)?
Is there anything I need to know before making a final decision?
 

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You can keep frogs on either gravel or sand. A couple endlers might get chased by a clumsy frog. It's theoretically possible the frog might actually eat a small fish, although I've never had that happen.

Feed frogs frozen and thawed bloodworms and shrimp - brine or mysis. Mosquito larva are also good .
 
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maggie thecat said:
You can keep frogs on either gravel or sand. A couple endlers might get chased by a clumsy frog. It's theoretically possible the frog might actually eat a small fish, although I've never had that happen.

Feed frogs frozen and thawed bloodworms and shrimp - brine or mysis. Mosquito larva are also good .
This is a silly question but do I need to cycle the tank before adding the frogs? I'm assuming yes but I'm not 100% sure
 

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ornithurae said:
This is a silly question but do I need to cycle the tank before adding the frogs? I'm assuming yes but I'm not 100% sure
Yes, you will need to cycle it
I personally recommend two ADF per five gallons of water.
 

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ornithurae said:
This is a silly question but do I need to cycle the tank before adding the frogs? I'm assuming yes but I'm not 100% sure
You do. You should use a sponge filter in their tank, as frogs are reputed to be sensitive to the sound of splashing water.
 
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maggie thecat said:
You do. You should use a sponge filter in their tank, as frogs are reputed to be sensitive to the sound of splashing water.
Thanks. I have a sponge filter coming in the mail right now so I'm set with filtration.

Do adfs make any noises? I've seen videos of them singing but idk if it's common or anything
 

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ornithurae said:
Do adfs make any noises? I've seen videos of them singing but idk if it's common or anything
They do. The males make a buzzing noise, especially during the warmer months.
 

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I wouldn't use sand.. i would use rocks.. the reason being is when they eat they just grab whats in front of them- this will result in them eating lots of sand.

I had two .. a boy and a girl and they mated ALL THE TIME NONE STOP.
 
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BobNJerry said:
I wouldn't use sand.. i would use rocks.. the reason being is when they eat they just grab whats in front of them- this will result in them eating lots of sand.

I had two .. a boy and a girl and they mated ALL THE TIME NONE STOP.
That's good to know

Should I avoid getting a male and female together? Will they actually lay eggs?
 

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ornithurae said:
That's good to know

Should I avoid getting a male and female together? Will they actually lay eggs?
They do not eat sand, no more than they eat gravel on a regular basis. (As an aside, OP, the sand v gravel is a hot debate amongst ADF keepers. I have done both. For a planted tank, which all of mine are, sand wins. For maintenance ease and happier plants.)

The males and females can be kept together. They will breed. They may lay eggs and then eat them. Some keepers on this forum have successfully raised frogs from eggs they have rescued.
 
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maggie thecat said:
They do not eat sand, no more than they eat gravel on a regular basis. (As an aside, OP, the sand v gravel is a hot debate amongst ADF keepers. I have done both. For a planted tank, which all of mine are, sand wins. For maintenance ease and happier plants.)

The males and females can be kept together. They will breed. They may lay eggs and then eat them. Some keepers on this forum have successfully raised frogs from eggs they have rescued.
That's good to hear, thanks
 
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Can I keep a single Betta with the adf instead of endlers? I know the frog can bite their fins but if I get a shorter finned variety could it work?
 

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Can I keep a single Betta with the adf instead of endlers? I know the frog can bite their fins but if I get a shorter finned variety could it work?
from what i've read, adfs are best kept by themselves. bettas can be too aggressive towards the frogs or vice versa, and fish + frogs dirty up the water quickly. that being said, other people have had success housing both together. i've thought about doing it but decided not to risk it.
 

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midna said:
from what i've read, adfs are best kept by themselves. bettas can be too aggressive towards the frogs or vice versa, and fish + frogs dirty up the water quickly. that being said, other people have had success housing both together. i've thought about doing it but decided not to risk it.
especially with the Endler guppies
 
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