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African Dwarf Frog – Hymenchirus curtipes / boettgeri



Main Information:

African dwarf frogs originated in the rivers and streams of central Africa. These amphibians never
need to leave the water and they can kept with larger community fishes.

Average size: 2 ½ inches long

Life span: up to 5 years

Feeding: African dwarf frogs are meat eaters.

You can feed your frog thawed frozen blood worms or brine shrimp. Frog and Tadpole pellets are
also a good choice. Avoid Freeze dried foods or hard pellets that can cause blockages. Feed them
once a day or 2 small meals a day. Just enough to see their belly bulge a little. It won't hurt your
adult frog to skip a day but young frogs should be fed every day. They're bottom feeders and will root
around looking food.

Housing: African dwarf frogs should be kept in aquarium with a secure cover to prevent jumping out
the water. Too strong of an intake can suck up their little flippers. Too strong a current may prevent
then from getting to the top for air. Ideally it should be between 12-18" high. Any taller your frog
might have trouble getting to the top for air before tiring out. A lid is a must. They're great escape
artists and can squeeze through a tiny space. Avoid gravel that can fit in their mouth or has sharp
edges. Small smooth river rock works well. Plastic, silk or live plants will make your tank look nice
and give your ADF a place to hide. A cave is a nice addition, again, make sure it doesn't have sharp
edges. Only use aquarium safe products and make sure any holes are large enough for the frog to
swim through. A stuck frog will drown. The water temperature should range from 72° to 82° F. Per
frog you should use 2,5 to 3 gallons of water.




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Description: African Dwarf Frog – Hymenchirus curtipes / boettgeri - African dwarf frogs originated in the rivers and streams of central Africa. These amphibians never need to leave the water and they can kept with larger community fishes.