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    Ging88
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    Default Albino African Clawed Frog

    Good afternoon guys and gals.
    I am new to this site so this is my first post.
    I have had tropical fish for years now and went into our local fish shop and whilst browsing noticed they had some albino african clawed frogs in. I quickly looked up some information online about them and decided to buy one. At the moment he is in our communal tank with the fish. I have another tank 12" x 12" x 14" (27.5 litres) which i was planning on setting up for Alan (the frog) to move into within the next couple of weeks (before he gets to big).
    First question,will this be big enough for him when he gets bigger?
    Also after having a good look around i have found numerous amounts of information but it all varies so much.
    i.e What is the ideal water temp for him
    How often should he be fed
    What is the best type of material to use on the tank bottom etc etc
    Any information or tips would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Albino African Clawed Frog

    Quote Originally Posted by Ging88 View Post
    Good afternoon guys and gals.
    I am new to this site so this is my first post.
    I have had tropical fish for years now and went into our local fish shop and whilst browsing noticed they had some albino african clawed frogs in. I quickly looked up some information online about them and decided to buy one. At the moment he is in our communal tank with the fish. I have another tank 12" x 12" x 14" (27.5 litres) which i was planning on setting up for Alan (the frog) to move into within the next couple of weeks (before he gets to big).
    First question,will this be big enough for him when he gets bigger?
    Also after having a good look around i have found numerous amounts of information but it all varies so much.
    i.e What is the ideal water temp for him
    How often should he be fed
    What is the best type of material to use on the tank bottom etc etc
    Any information or tips would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks
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    PsionicRat
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    Default Re: Albino African Clawed Frog

    According to the conversion calculator I found, you need closer to 37 liters (10 Gallons). Of course what you have is bigger than the 5 Gal I'm using atm (18 liters according to that calculator.) so it should be okay until or if you can get something bigger.

    I'm not an expert, but this is what I've learned:

    77 F(25 C?) should do the trick on temperature.

    Feeding depends on how old your frog is, if he/she is kinda small, every other day is good, but from what I've seen every 2 - 3 days is okay for a full adult, but I wouldn't go three days between too often. I also do a 20% water change with a gravel vac on feeding days (I feed every other day). Just wait a bit for the frog to eat(I give mine a few hours because he has a few special feeding needs from poor care before I got him) then suck it and any other extra junk up as well(I use frozen cubes, so it all sinks and spreads, if you're using floating stick you can scoop it all out, but I'd still suggest a gravel vac for getting waste out while you're at it). It helps keep the tank clean between full cleanings.

    Substrate should not be small enough to fit in the mouth or should be fine like sand to help anything swallowed pass through. Pea gravel can cause impaction and death, I use large decorative stones I originally got from a hobby store then scrubbed and boiled to clean. Large round rocks scattered with some spacing so that you can see the bottom of the tank in most places helps keep it nice looking while making sure you can reach stuff hidden in the bottom of the tank if you use that gravel vac. Live or silk plants are best, avoid plastic because they can rip the frog's webbing.

    I would suggest getting your frog out of that tank with the fish ASAP. ACF's are pretty persistent hunters and will eat anything that slows down enough to get in their mouth. Mine certainly tried to eat the big goldfish I had him with until I got another tank. Some people can manage it but I just can't suggest it for long term keeping. Goldfish should be avoided with ACF's because they contain a poison and their bones are hard to digest and can cause damage. They can also choke themselves on prey that's too big. Get him in that other tank without a filter, set the water level about two or three finger widths short from the top and keep it covered, if he can climb out, he will and it can very easily spell his doom.

    Once you get him(or her) all set, you can look forward to a great pet far into the future (they can live ten years, twice that if they're from good stock). I really enjoy my Albino ACF, Takeo, he's the best spur of the moment pet rescue I've ever had.

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    Ging88
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    Default Re: Albino African Clawed Frog

    Thank you very much. This has been very usefull. Any more tips or advice plese feel free to give.

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