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    So i have had my acf gus for 12 years now and his tankmates ollie and druscilla for 3 years. Thier diet consists of mostly pellets , the floating kind from reptomin, and bloodworms 2 times a week. Anyone have any recommendations for different and healthy optins? I want to give them more variety!

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    Blackworms and brine shrimp are good options. Feeder guppies are good for occasional treats as well


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    Default Re: Different food options?

    Earthworms (nightcrawlers) make a good staple, I feed my frogs crickets occasionally as a treat.

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    Agree with Michael recommending earthworms. You can get not dyed night crawlers at local Walmart or bait shops .
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    Thanks guys i actually get earthworms weekly for my axolotl salamanders! The acfs have no trouble downing a whole earthworm?? I may have to start a worm farm they arent cheap at my local pet store i spend about $30 a month on them now ! Is it easy to raise them?

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    Default Re: Different food options?

    Don't buy nightcrawlers at pet stores, they are marked up beyond belief. Walmart sells 18 nightcrawlers for $3.25, that typically lasts me a month for 4 ACF.

    Adult frogs absolutely can eat whole nightcrawlers, for small males you may want to cut in 1/2 though my small male frog can still eat most nightcrawlers whole, I just feed him the smaller ones.. some times he rips it in half and eats only one half. Usually, he eats them just fine, again this is only a problem if your frog is 3" or smaller.

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    Good to know thanks! Ill stop by my local bait place ��

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    If cutting night crawlers do so with sharp knife from the pointy end. That way the worm won't die until eaten and side with head can actually heal for later use .
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    Default Re: Different food options?

    Lol umm ill just get smaller worms :/

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    Default Re: Different food options?

    Quote Originally Posted by rupertxgiles View Post
    Lol umm ill just get smaller worms :/
    Use scissors, it's the best method to cut a worm in half. It's not that bad, the people that buy these worms are going to stick them on a hook any ways. I don't think worms really feel pain, they're pretty low on the lifeform scale.

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    For their age, a whole worm is probably fine. My two aren't fully grown, but have been downing whole ones for a few months now. You might be surprised at what they can do!
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    Default Re: Different food options?

    Im going to the bait shop tomorrow. Im gunna grab smalls and larges and see how it goes

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