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    Back at the beginning of the school year my sons' teacher expressed that she would be interested in having some aquatic frogs in her aquarium rather than fish. My sons and I purchased her 3 albino frogletts. Yesterday one of my boys brought this story home along with this pic. Apparantly the biggest one decided to eat the smallest one. I went in last night hoping there was a chance to still save him as you can see he was in butt-first. When I got there the larger frog had abandoned her efforts and now the medium size frog was giving it a go. I removed the victim. He was already dead.

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    That is scary. They do not even look that far apart in size...

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    Do you know for sure the frog was alive when "eaten"? If the frog had died or was weak that would help explain the cannibalism attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    That is scary. They do not even look that far apart in size...
    The larger one was probably 2-3X the size of the victim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emandkel View Post
    Do you know for sure the frog was alive when "eaten"? If the frog had died or was weak that would help explain the cannibalism attempt.
    My kids say the little guy escaped at one point and was recaptured. So I assume he was in fact alive.

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    Did your runt ACF ever meet it's doom at the hands of your much larger female ACF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpmistr View Post
    Did your runt ACF ever meet it's doom at the hands of your much larger female ACF?
    No he is still doing well. I am hoping the little guys grows though. He is developing a nice pattern as he ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodsboys View Post
    No he is still doing well. I am hoping the little guys grows though. He is developing a nice pattern as he ages.
    Awesome. It seems to vary a lot when these frogs will cannibalize each other, I can't really explain it. By all accounts your frog would be food but he is (thankfully) not bothered by the larger frogs.

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    I was so scared this was going to happen to my two guys, unfortunately my smaller frog died of bloat (a worse fate i think)...I don't know what I would have done, probably attempted rescue!! Sorry to hear about this!!

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