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    I've had my acf for a year now and am looking to change up her diet a bit, just for some variety. I heard rosy minnows and goldfish are not good for them, but that you could give them guppies.
    I asked for feeder guppies at the store. A few other fish came in the bag with them though, a baby swordtail and two other young fish that I think are maybe danios? Can these be fed to the frog safely also? None of them are more than a half inch long yet and I only got two for sure guppies so if she could eat the other three fish that would be nice!

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    If they are small enough to be easily swallowed by the frog, yes they should be safe. However fish in general should be fed sparingly, to avoid obesity. Invertebrates are a better staple diet.

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    Yep, usually her diet is pellets and earthworms, but she seems to have more energy than usual lately so I thought she might like something she could hunt rather than something I hand to her. I've had her for a year now and this is only her second time getting live fish, I hope that's moderation enough! Thank you for taking the time to help out, I appreciate it!

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    Live food is the best choice for ACFs. Sometimes live food is not always available, in this case, Reptomin is a good alternative. Stay away from worms that are freeze-dried.
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