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    Talking Problem feeding African Dwarf Frogs in a community tank.

    For the last year I have had a single ADF (female) Bell
    In my 46G bowfront aquarium.
    The only way I could ensure she would get her fair share of food is to feed flake food to the
    30 fish then drop in her food. I feed her a frozen cube of either brine shrimp, blood worms , small Krill
    and what ever she doesn't eat the fish , shrimp make quick work of it.

    Now that I have added 6 ADF froglets I had a problem with them eating since they are so small.
    The only thing I can feed them is brine shrimp and that is almost too big.
    So I found tad pole / frog food ant it is just the right size pellets and it sinks fairly quickly.

    One problem it is so small it falls in between the gravel and the frogs can't get to it.

    So while I was running around today getting stuff for my new enclosure for Bubba my Whites Tree Frog
    that is kinda unhappy in the 18X12X36 Low.
    I found a little water dish that is ceramic. I thought that if I push it into the gravel a bit so it is level
    withe the gravel, I could pour the frog food into it and the little guys could find it.
    I put it in and tried it but all the fish and the shrimp found it first. (while the lights were on)

    So I waited until the lights go from day to night and tried it again.



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    Default Re: Problem feeding African Dwarf Frogs in a community tank.

    Hi,

    Finely chopped live blackworms work well, and are a more nutritious food tan brine shrimp (you can feed the brine with algae pellets, commercial gut loading brine food first, but still not ideal as base of diet). However, most fish will hone in on them right away...very hard to mix with the frogs, best, Frank

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    Default Re: Problem feeding African Dwarf Frogs in a community tank.

    Hi Louis,
    Very nice video. I really like the he ceramic dish idea!
    Terry Gampper
    Nebraska Herpetological Society




    “If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.”
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    Default Re: Problem feeding African Dwarf Frogs in a community tank.

    We use a ceramic dish as well, but what we do first is take a little of the tank water out, and put it into a small glass container with either brine shrimp, or blood worms, and use a turkey baster to get it in the dish nicely. Avoids all the mess in the gravel!

    Looks like they found it much easier though!

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