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    Question What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    So, I'm considering buying a Clawed Frog (you know, the ones cooped up in the little plastic cups), and I figure I would give 1 or 2 a nicer home in a 25 gal. tank. Is there any really important information I should know? I've already done some research so I'm not absolutely stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamanderp View Post
    So, I'm considering buying a Clawed Frog (you know, the ones cooped up in the little plastic cups), and I figure I would give 1 or 2 a nicer home in a 25 gal. tank. Is there any really important information I should know? I've already done some research so I'm not absolutely stupid.
    Would thess be the dwarf claw frog or African claw frog

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Sorry misread your title


    [url]http://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/care-sheet-for-african-clawed-frogs.82321/[/urlm

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Have any helpful hints?

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Hi Salmanderp

    Defo start hand feeding this will help you bond with them and allow you to see there charactors ,
    Go for 2 frogs they are very sociable in either sex also prefer to go the filter route this should
    not replace a proper cleaning schedule but will help with water quality and prevent bad bacteria
    which could result in redleg and other nasties

    Get a good water conditioner that also balances nitrate/nitrite and consider koizyme/lymnozyme treatment
    Same product different name bud will help with eradicating bad bacteria(just be careful with dosage)

    You will find them fun will post back with more
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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Ok, thanks!

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Get the little critters eating reptomin sticks or similar which have been enhanced with calcium, they need good calcium for there fast growing bones,blood worms and beafheart should only be given roughly once a fortnight; feed them everyday while they are growing but once nearing full size make every 3rd day a fasting period( fasting is good for them and also the tank balance very very occasionaly I fast them for 3 days ) you will come to enjoy them emensely

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Thanks a lot guys! You're really helping!

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    I'm new to this forum. I've had my 5 African Clawed frogs for well over a year . (Love them by the way!) Concerned as I'm reading here that frozen bloodworms may in fact be bad for them - as this has been a staple for my crew(that and Tubifex Worms and occasional feeder guppies!) I've seen no problems with the feeding, however that doesn't mean I may not be tempting fate.

    I may also be overfeeding - as I tend to go every three days. Again, I've had them for two years+ and nothing seems amiss! But i'm willing to follow the advice of people more expert then me!Name:  IMG_1598.JPG
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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Hi Kpauly Guppies can be inbred and carry many diseases they are not the frogs staple diet in wild, as for bloodworm and beefheart there is a high risk of bloat due to fatty deposits in the kidneys" if your happy with them which look superb carry on but there may be risks attached and bloat may be fatal

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpauly View Post
    I'm new to this forum. I've had my 5 African Clawed frogs for well over a year . (Love them by the way!) Concerned as I'm reading here that frozen bloodworms may in fact be bad for them - as this has been a staple for my crew(that and Tubifex Worms and occasional feeder guppies!) I've seen no problems with the feeding, however that doesn't mean I may not be tempting fate.

    I may also be overfeeding - as I tend to go every three days. Again, I've had them for two years+ and nothing seems amiss! But i'm willing to follow the advice of people more expert then me!Name:  IMG_1598.JPG
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    I now have two happily living acfs in a nice big tank. Their names are Ojo and Blubby. They might breed soon, I think.

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    Default Re: What To Know Before Buying An African Clawed Frog?

    Thank you Craig121. Much appreciated. I would just assume not risk it. I'm happy to go a different direction with the feeding. No more guppies - that's actually how I almost lost "Jack" he made the move for the guppy and went right through the tin foil at the back of the tank (which usually keeps them in.) Happily I discovered them around 5 hours later and he survived.

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