somethin wrong

  1. STLBluesFan Member Member

    one of my adf's seems to always go into one of the terra cotta pots in the 10 gallon tank, and seems to float up to the top of it, like hes suction cupped or something, but he never floats anywhere else, i know floating can be a bad sign, but i really dont think there is anything wrong, just wanting a second oppinion?
     
  2. frogbreeder Well Known Member Member

    ADFs will often tuck themselves under things. I don't think this behaviour is unusual for them. Probably nothing to worry about. - frogbreeder
     

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  3. STLBluesFan Member Member

    Thank You. i didnt think i had anything to worry about, but these are my first 2 frogs, so just wanted to make sure
     

  4. frogbreeder Well Known Member Member

    You're welcome. Happy to have another ADF enthusiast onboard. All the best. - frogbreeder
     

  5. STLBluesFan Member Member

    any suggestions on getting them to eat frog pellets? i can only get them to eat frozen blood worms
     
  6. frogbreeder Well Known Member Member

    There is certainly nothing wrong with the aquatic frog pellets, as long as they are pre-soaked to soften them (they contain all of the vitamins and essential nutrients necessary to keep ADFs healthy), but some frogs just won't eat them. My frogs certainly won't. I think they'd starve to death before they'd eat them. You could always try soaking the pellets in garlic juice to soften them, which will make them more appealing to the frogs. But, many other foods are equally suitable. The ADF caresheet posted by Lucy (https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/amphibians/36417-care-sheet-african-dwarf-frogs.html) includes a list of foods that are ideal for ADFs. Many sources claim that bloodworms are a good staple food for ADFs, but in reality, ADFs do better when they are given a variety of different foods. Bloodworms are best fed sparingly, if at all. Live and frozen foods are preferable to freeze-dried ones. My frogs really enjoy talapia fish (frozen from the grocery store) cut into bite-sized pieces. - frogbreeder
     
  7. STLBluesFan Member Member

    yeah, i have frozen blood worms, and frozen brine shrimp, along with 2 types of frog pellets.. i have some tuna in a can that i was thinking about trying? but they dont show any interest in the pellets at all, even when i feed them with the bloodworms, the bloodworms are gone in minuetes, and the pellets still there
     
  8. frogbreeder Well Known Member Member

    If they know you will give them bloodworms instead, they'll probably just continue to refuse to eat the pellets. It's sort of like being given a choice between desert (bloodworms) and broccoli (pellets). I think they'd eat the pellets, if you soak them in garlic first. They might have never been fed pellets before and might not even recognize the pellets as being food. They'll probably eat the canned tuna though. Just be sure it's the type that's canned in water, rather than in oil. I usually only feed my frogs canned tuna when I'm about to do a water-change, because the tuna can be a little messy. If you do feed them any freeze-dried foods (although I wouldn't recommend you do), be sure to pre-moisten it first. Otherwise, the food could swell in their stomachs and cause bloating or intestinal blockages, which can be fatal for ADFs. Going to the grocery store to shop for frog food is always fun. I get some pretty strange looks from the cashier, when I purchase just one prawn, a couple of small frozen shrimps, and the smallest piece of talapia they have. LOL. - frogbreeder
     
  9. STLBluesFan Member Member

    haha, yeah i bet. im thinking i might try just giving them the pellets for a couple days, and nothing else. if that dont work, then will go with the garlic juice, that dont work, then i guess ill just have a couple spoiled ADF's lol
     
  10. frogbreeder Well Known Member Member

    I guess, it'll depend on just how hungry your frogs are. I'd give them three days to eat the pellets (just be sure to remove any uneaten pellets before they get mouldy and foul the water), and if they still refuse to eat them after that, then resort to the garlic method. Perhaps, Akari can tell you how to go about soaking the pellets in garlic juice to make them more appealing to the frogs. I just mash up a piece of the clove, along with a few drops of dechlorinated water (or water removed from the tank) to form a thin paste, then I roll the food around in this mixture and let it sit for a few minutes, before feeding, but Akari might have a better method. She knows more than I do about using garlic to feed frogs. Hopefully, she'll offer some advice. If your frogs still refuse to eat the pellets after soaking them in garlic juice though, I wouldn't let them go any longer than three or four days without eating. It will be interesting to see if they'll eat the garlic-soaked pellets. If not, well, you're right, you'll have some very spoiled frogs on your hands. LOL. Please keep us posted. - frogbreeder