Why Keep Frogs In An Aquarium?

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What are frogs for in a tank? Just wondering ... I've seen tiny frogs in the pet store once, but never asked what they're for. And they live in the tank with the fish? What's their purpose in a tank? What do they eat? Are they difficult to maintain?
 

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I love african dwarf frogs! I've always got two or three in my tank. I've got two right now that I've had for about a year. But they really don't serve a purpose, I just like them. If you get anything besides a dwarf frog (especially not an albino clawed frog), it'll grow big enough to eat everything in your tank....so I wouldn't go with anything besides the african dwarf. They'll eat anything they can fit in their mouths (which aren't big at all!) so they're easy to take care of. Mine just eat any left over food in the tank and sometimes they'll skI'm the surface if I feed them flake or daphnia.
 

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That's cool! Do you need a rock for them to sit on just out of the water? And what temperature do they need?
I'm rather tempted by one for our 170 litre when I get it set up.
 

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that's a weird quistion. What are fish for in a tank? Frogs are just really entertaining. theyre so funny and it just makes a difference to see some in a tank with fish
 
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I didn't ask this question in a sarcastic way. Maybe it seems weird to you. I asked because I really am inexperienced when it comes to frogs. Was simply curious and so I asked to know in the future. I didn't say they are not interesting, I'm sure they are.
 

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To answer your questions, you don't need a rock for them or anything outside the water. They're totally aquatic. They do have lungs though, and you will see them 'dive' for the surface from time to time to get air. They will tolerate 70-85 I believe...if you have a tropical tank, I'm sure it's a fine temperature. But just one for your tank Miss Mouse? Aw, you should put two or three! They really are a great addition to a community tank. (just make sure to get the african dwarfs)
 

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Isabella said:
I didn't ask this question in a sarcastic way. Maybe it seems weird to you. I asked because I really am inexperienced when it comes to frogs. Was simply curious and so I asked to know in the future. I didn't say they are not interesting, I'm sure they are.
No, it was just like asking why you keep fish. Didnt mean it to be offensive
 

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Groovy! I might more than 1 then ;D I might take a trip down to the aquatic centre today - depends how lazy I get in this fine day of sunshine. I'm sure its the only sunny day we've had this WHOLE summer.. >
 

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Isabella said:
What are frogs for in a tank? Just wondering ... I've seen tiny frogs in the pet store once, but never asked what they're for. And they live in the tank with the fish? What's their purpose in a tank? What do they eat? Are they difficult to maintain?
In my 55 gallon, they are quite hard to locate and shy, but they're still alive, so they do eat! When they do come out, they are SO fun to watch! They are too cute, too! Basically, I bought 2 of them to see how they'd do. So far, so good! They love to hide under decorative rocks & my fake plants. They seem to get along just fine with everyone in the tank-in other words-they could care less. So, try 'em! You'll love 'em!!!
 
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It's all right Fletch

FishFan, they indeed seem very interesting. I wonder how they'd look in my tank! Maybe I'll try one or two someday ... Thanks
 

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after we move and I get my new GIANT tank set up permanently, i'm getting a few of these little guys. I am a total frog junkie, therefore my son has about 30 stuffed ones of different sizes, shapes, personalities! I always want more frogs around, and these guys just really are so cute.
 

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Our local Wal-Mart always has these frogs, ghost shrimp & snails-and I've had the best of luck with all my fish purchases from there! My froggies are finally starting to come out more, now that I leave the lights OFF except for feeding (or observing). All is well...knock on wood.
 

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what do these frogs do that is so entertaining? it it just the obvious difference in their looks and swimming, or is it somting more?
 

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My frogs are fun to watch swim around they are a bit crazy.. Sometimes tehy swim half way up the tank then float down on top of the fish in there....I guess fishy rides

I find dropping some blood warms in the tank will bring them out of hiding at anytime of day...

I love my ADF best non fish to add to a tank
 

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I forgot how cute and entertaining those little guys are.
My daughter had one when they were a fad a few years back, I wish we had done some research because he didn't live long.
I have an empty 5 gal hex and have been considering a betta.......but this this has really piqued my curiosity
The tank needs a filter and it is not yet cycled, but would they do ok in this type of tank?
I also have a 10 gallon 3x neon & 2x serpia......could 2 frogs be added to this tank, if not permantently, at least until the other tank cycles?
 

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the frogs would need a filter and a heater they prefer warmer water being cold blooded and all.

you prob could get away with the 10 gallon if you kept a close watch on your water chem.

they really are peaceful little guys..
 

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I think it's just the variety of life under the water. I love to watch different fish & underwater life and see the various ways they live out their day. To me, the biggest fascination with saltwater tanks is the life in the tanks aside from the fish.

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what do these frogs do that is so entertaining? it it just the obvious difference in their looks and swimming, or is it somting more?
 

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I love dwarf frogs. They are so much fun and playful. When I had them by themselves they were more playful. When I did have have them with fish they weren't as outgoing like they didn't wan to be bothered. You have to make sure you have th top covered because they can jump. They do better in more than one. I had two in a five gallon and they were very happy. Good luck!
 

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