dwarf african frogs...

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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-19 18:26

me thinks me wants to have a go at keeping/breeding them... found some at the LFS! now need to look up some info :P they've also got some albinos there, but i think i'll go for the normal ones:

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Postby Kev » 2005-12-19 18:32

ADFs!!! :D awesome little guys, kinda funny aswell.... they kept me amused for hours but I am not sure my puffers enjoyed them shooting to the top for air :lol2: Here is one of my little guys behind one of my even smaller DPs (which are no longer with us :( )

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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 18:37

I really want to keep them aswell, but my lfs has never had them in, I'll put in an order when I go and get the corys and kuhlis. Anyways, I'm sure I had an ebook on ADFs on one of the computers, i'll try and find it for you Kat.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-19 18:44

thanks sam!

if you can't get hold of any, i can get you some for about £3 each + p&p, albinos are £6 (!!!)
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 18:54

Urgh. I can't stand the albinos, no offence if you like them, but the pink and white just doesn't go right on a frog. African Clawed Frogs look even worse as albinos (ugly to begin with anyway)
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-19 18:59

Yeah, stay away from african clawed frogs, to tell the difference:

African Clawed Frogs: Eyes are on top of the head
African Dwarf Frogs: Eyes are on the side of the head
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Postby Mudskipper » 2005-12-19 19:00

Hey

I had some myself a while back, make sure your lfs is giving you good ones . the first whole bunch i had died exactly two weeks after i got them,had some wierd frog diseas, though the last pair i had spawned ,they would sing to each other at night or right after i did a water change,at first i thought there was somthing rong with my filter, all in all a nice little frog , :D
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 20:01

They sing, cool. I'm definitely getting some.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-12-19 20:25

lol i don't like albinos either, i think the normals are good enough!

Rusty: what water parameters did you have in your tank?
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 21:01

Kev wrote: Yeah, stay away from african clawed frogs, to tell the difference:

African Clawed Frogs: Eyes are on top of the head
African Dwarf Frogs: Eyes are on the side of the head

Claws are much bigger than dwarves, and have massive "toes"
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-19 21:10

have claws actually ;) :lol2:
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 21:33

I know, but I decided to say toes because they look more like toes than claws. :P
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Postby Kev » 2005-12-19 21:49

fair enough mate, but yeah I get what you mean
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Postby Sam » 2005-12-19 21:52

lol, thats good enough for me then :D
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Postby Mudskipper » 2005-12-20 01:40

Hey

Well sam its not exactly opera, here is a sound clip

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Kittykat its been a while , but i do remember it was ph was 7.5 and temp was 77 F (25C), spawning i raised it to 81F( 27.2C)
(they spawn at higher temps)( i know im shameless)lol :P

just a hint when they mate it kinda looks like a underwater circus/ ballet
oh and a clean tank is a must especially if you are breeding them :woot:

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