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African Dwarf Frogs - True Aquatic Dwarf Frog Care Guide
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The African dwarf frog is a popular aquarium inhabitant of the family Pipidae and genus Hymenochirus. This fully-aquatic, tongueless frog with four webbed limbs reaches a length of 1½ to 2 inches, snout to vent length, when fully grown. With proper care, an African dwarf frog will live 4 to 7 years. African dwarf frogs make their way for commercial availability via both local and large commercial breeders, and from capture in the wild.
Talking about Dwarf Frog care and live blackworms. At Aquarium Co-Op in Edmonds near The Fish Store Seattle.
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This is a site about African dwarf frogs and how to keep and care for them. It's intended for people who are new to the frog hobby (and perhaps to the aquatic pet hobbies in general). African Dwarf Frog Care - Great tips on feeding, aquarium, tank mates, etc
Photo provided by FlickrTank care of African Dwarf Frogs is very simple. Substrate can be bare bottom or aquarium gravel. Plants offer a natural environment and a sense of security for dwarf frogs. Hiding Places are a must for dwarf frogs. Filtration keeps the water clean but a filter is not needed. Lighting is optional as well.
Photo provided by FlickrIntroductory informational about African dwarf frogs (Hymenochirus boettgeri) for beginning aquatic frog hobbyists. Includes information about biology and care.
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Practically any freshwater aquarium plant will work well in an ADF habitat, however. Unlike turtles and some fish, frogs tend not to be interested in aquascaping, so they don't uproot the plants. They also tend not to eat them. In addition to hornwort (mentioned above), some of the best plants for an African dwarf frog tank are also some of the easiest to care for, such as:African dwarf frogs are very easy pets to care for. Their needs are very simple. Unfortunately, however, many people buy these frogs on impulse when they see them in pet shops without understanding how to care for them. Pet shop employees often tell customers that they can care for ADFs like they care for goldfish, which simply is not true. African dwarf frogs are not fish. They are unique, fully-aquatic amphibians. Their care requirements are simple, but they are different from those of fish. Your frogs will die if you don't care for them properly.This is a site about African dwarf frogs and how to keep and care for them. It's intended for people who are new to the frog hobby (and perhaps to the aquatic pet hobbies in general).Welcome to the African Dwarf Frog world. Free tips about keeping African Dwarf Frogs. Lots of information and more on African Dwarf Frogs, your home, family and pet home.A New household pet:
The AFRICAN DWARF FROG seems to have become a common household pet in many homes. This is a very good thing if you are a bit squeamish about keeping frogs as a pet. You don’t have to worry about your children keeping crickets and other crawlies running around the house.African dwarf frogs are a species of freshwater aquatic frog belonging to the family pipidae, which is a family of thirty or so primitive, tongue less frogs that are typically found in the tropical regions of South America and the sub-saharan regions of Africa. These frogs are very small, weighing no more than a few grams at maturity, and they typically grow to a maximum length of around 2.5 inches (6,5cm). The majority of this length can be attributed to the long, thin legs that African dwarf frogs use to propel themselves through the water. With proper care, African dwarf frogs can live up to five years in captivity. These aquatic frogs have slim, almost flat bodies that range in color from brown to olive green and they often exhibit dark spotting along their backs and legs. African dwarf frogs have lungs like mammals rather than gills like fish, despite being aquatic creatures, so you may occasionally se them darting to the surface of the tank and taking gulps of air.African dwarf frogs are very easy pets to care for. Their needs are very simple. Unfortunately, however, many people buy these frogs on impulse when they see them in pet shops without understanding how to care for them. Pet shop employees often tell customers that they can care for ADFs like they care for goldfish, which simply is not true. African dwarf frogs are not fish. They are unique, fully-aquatic amphibians. Their care requirements are simple, but they are different from those of fish. Your frogs will die if you don't care for them properly.While African dwarf frogs are generally peaceful and easy to care for, a prospective owner should be sure that they are provided with a spacious aquarium and fed the proper foods. If proper care is taken, African dwarf frogs can live up to 10 years in a home aquarium.