Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Would a sponge filter work for my ACF? Also I need additional care tips.

  1. #1

    Default Would a sponge filter work for my ACF? Also I need additional care tips.

    I need help with my ACF's,I am going to place them both in a 20 gallon long (They are in separate 10 gallons) and I wanna know the correct tips and what would be the best equipment for them.
    I know some advance and basic care,but it wouldn't hurt to restate them just to be sure

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Would a sponge filter work for my ACF? Also I need additional care tips.

    Personally I use a Hang On Back filter. they make these with adjustable flow so you can overfilter without really stressing your frogs. My bigger guy doesn't seem to mind the water movement though, he often hangs out in his plant next to the output, but each frog is an individual. How many frogs do you have? Make sure there are no gaps where your frog can get out. You also do not need a heater if you are using one. Mine love a varied diet, shrimp pellets, xenopus pellets, salmon pellets, fresh ( frozen/thawed) tilapa, and frozen/thawed brine shrimp are some of the things I have fed. Make sure to offer hides, don't use gravel, and make sure any plants used are very soft. Without more specific questions this is really all of the help i can think to offer. Sorry.

  4. This member thanks Paradox for this post:


  5. #3

    Default Re: Would a sponge filter work for my ACF? Also I need additional care tips.

    I'v heard about thoughs,I do not use a Heater,i'v had my frog,Pepe,for around 3 years and I am a little experienced,she had a ACF tankmate,but while I was cleaning their tank 3 years ago,the other jumped out.
    She is more of a shy type and so is the other ACF I plan on putting with her.I want to use River Rock from a nearby creek,is this safe,if so,how do I clean the rocks? *Note:I will not use bleach or dish soup to clean the rocks.*
    Also,I would like to get them some tank mates,would another ACF be good for a 20 gallon long?I plan on getting an apple snail and ghost shrimp as a cleaning crew,I know that they might get eaten,but their so darn cheap!

  6. #4
    Moderator tgampper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Nationality
    [United States]
    Location
    Bellevue, NE
    Age
    68
    Posts
    1,676
    Blog Entries
    2
    Picture Albums: Member Photo Albums

    Default Re: Would a sponge filter work for my ACF? Also I need additional care tips.

    Sponge filter works well. Too much water current can disturb the frogs. Like most aquatic animals, they have a lateral line system that senses changes in the current which can mean food is nearby. They have poor eyesight. In the wild they often live i murky water. ACFs are both predators and scavengers. Keep them around 70(F).
    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.”
    ---
    Adrian Forsyth

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Does anybody have care tips for Cricket Frogs? (Acris sp.)
    By Cliygh and Mia 2 in forum Comments
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: July 16th, 2015, 03:19 PM
  2. pacman care tips for beginners or advanced
    By limnologist in forum Pacman Frogs
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 27th, 2014, 09:16 PM
  3. Mantella Species - Guide : Care, Tips, and Pictures
    By DigitalPunk in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 16th, 2014, 03:28 PM
  4. Mantella Species - Guide : Care, Tips, and Pictures
    By DigitalPunk in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 16th, 2014, 03:28 PM
  5. Suggestion for an additional Topic
    By SludgeMunkey in forum Forum Questions & Workings
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 12th, 2009, 09:20 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •