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  1. Below is an image of one of my sister's African Dwarf Frogs, Herb, sticking himself to the filter intake and remaining out of the water. She told me that he seems to keep trying to exit the water, and although she's removed him and placed him back in the water to keep him from drying up, he continues to come out of it. This is a sudden issue, and none of her other tank members are behaving strangely. My research points to the chytrid fungal infection, but I wanted to ask here and make sure as well as get some advice on possible treatment. Graham is her other African Dwarf Frog in the tank, but he appears to have no coloration issues or other symptoms. Herb and Graham were purchased together from the pet store in late March. I'll include photos below of Herb and Graham for comparison. I don't have access to my sister's aquarium at the moment, but I'll be returning home tomorrow to test her water. As of the last test on May 6th, the parameters were as follows, Ammonia: 0.25ppm Nitrites: 0ppm Nitrates: 10ppm Temperature: 78 degrees Fahrenheit Any identification, help, and advice on how to treat my sister's frog(s) would be extremely appreciated, thank you 💙
  2. So, a few weeks ago I rescued two guppies, an endler and an ADF from being tossed in someone's back yard because they didn't want to take care of them anymore (after less than a month). Well, the tank they came from was only about 8 gallons and it was divided - fish on one side and originally three ADFs on the other. I'm pretty sure the water had never been changed and the ammonia was so bad you could smell it. Fast forward a few weeks and I have sadly lost one of my guppies, I think the previous tank conditions as well as some bullying from the other guppy took its toll on him and he unfortunately just didn't make it. The remaining guppy and the endler get along pretty well - or at least I haven't seen any damage on either of them. So I am going to start replanting and rescaping the tank to "tailor" it more for the ADF and her future friends. I am hoping to get the plants to settle in and start growing and then I'll get two more ADFs to keep my solo girl company. As I get new plants and new scape in I'll update and then hopefully there will be pics of some new ADFs in the fall 🙂 when I first set the tank up - anubias have since died from anubias rot 😐 My lonely ADF 🙂 Endler Guppy RIP 😞
  3. So... I am inheriting a few guppies and a couple of african dwarf frogs (just found this out today and they are on their way shortly) I have not seen them yet and don't know the status of their tank, but want to do the right thing by my new pets. I have never had ADFs and I haven't had guppies for a long time - what do people suggest for my tank setup in terms of plants, decorations, etc? I currently have a cycled sponge filter, a heater, some floating water sprite and a rock from my display tank in there with a thin layer of fine gravel - plus whatever shows up in their existing tank... Any suggestions on what I should put in the tank for plants/decorations as well as food recommendations would be greatly appreciated. My LFS has a decent plant supply and frozen foods, so I can pick up anything I should have tomorrow or Monday (depending on how/where/when Henri arrives) Thanks in advance!
  4. I’ve had this little gal/guy for 7+ months and s/he has always been a little chonky. Recently (4-6 weeks) s/he’s looking as such (see pic). About 2 months ago (a little more) I added a second ADF. One day I kept hearing this weird noise - come to find out it was the ADF making mating calls…weirded me out at first. Anyways - I am concerned about the excessive chonkiness. S/he is still active, swimming pattern hasn’t changed…still eating (blood worms - but recently fast last 2 days in case of constipation) Has anyone experienced anything like this?
  5. Hello i was wondering if african dwarf frogs would do well with angelfish because im planning on getting some.my planted tank has 3 angelfish and a gourami.
  6. I know easy green is safe for shrimp amd snails, but is it safe to use in a tank with african dwarf frogs?
  7. I'm concerned about my ADFs. Right now I have flakes, freeze dried blood worms and Bug Bites. What kind of sinking food would be nourishing for my ADFs? I live on an island in Southeast Alaska and I don't have access to frozen food.
  8. Are African Dwarf Frogs known for jumping out of the water? Out of 5 I only see one in my aquarium, a SeaClear 29 gallon show tank with a rim all the way around the top. I have looked all around the aquarium itself and behind the cabinet and haven't seen any signs of the other 4.
  9. Going to get some African Dwarf frogs for some fry control. Do you guys QT? I know many don’t QT inverts but wasn’t sure on frogs.
  10. So I have 3 african dwarf frogs in my community tank. I believe 2 are female and 1 is male. The last few days I've noticed the male has mostly been up in my hornwort near or at the surface sometimes he will keep just his head above the surface. I just want to make sure this is normal. He doesn't seem like he's in distress. He's still swimming down and getting food. The tank is pretty heavily planted ammonia and nitrite are at 0 nitrates are at like 5. I feed a mix of flakes granules frozen food freeze dried foods. I have never seen the females do this the most they do is float around the surface for a couple minutes but he's up there for pretty long stretches. I'm assuming it's fine I just want to make sure I keep on top of it if there is an issue. Thanks
  11. I know they aren’t fish but I’m so excited about having tadpoles! These little ones are about a month old.
  12. I've heard African Dwarf Frogs don't handle vibration well. I'm moving a 3-day drive away - so a ton of vibration. My ADF is 7.5 years old. I don't WANT to give her up, but do you suppose it's in her best interest?
  13. Can you use the med trio in your main tank with an African dwarf frog in it?
  14. I have a male endler with a very flat belly, like he's loosing weight. He's eating well, so I'm guessing an intestinal parasite. I think it'd be proactive to treat all my endlers, but that includes gravid females, and an African Dwarf Frog. So, anybody seen the effects of ParaCleanse on pregnant livebearers and/or on frogs? TIA
  15. I have some African Dwarf frogs and have been on a support facebook group. There are a few things I need to run by the greater hive mind that is the internet. 1. Are plant fertilizers safe for ADFs? I would assume it is the same as shrimp and snails since they are sensitive to copper. But people in this group seem to be blindly following a single herpetologist member/admin and I haven't seen any evidence provided. 2. Unrelated, but I figured if you know about fertilizer you might also know about the other disputed, yet unresearched, airstones causing gas bubble disease. If you have any info I would love to hear it.
  16. My partner has been working very hard to raise African Dwarf Frog tadpoles and we’ve finally got a small batch that have developed arms and legs. They’re being moved to a bigger tank that can have hopefully more stable water parameters. anyway they’re just so cool and adorable. We are really excited and wanted to share!
  17. Is it safe for an African Dwarf Frog to eat baby ramshorn snails? My concern is the shells. (I recently added ramshorns to the frog's tank, and they've laid eggs. I'm wondering if I should scrape them out and drop them in a different tank.)
  18. So my ADF is now very bloated, for those who are familiar with my other posts it is the same frog who lost his front arms. (he has adapted to his new life style very well!)However now he is very bloated and is very lazy. I have called multiple exotic vets in my area and no one really seems to care for ADF. I have added some salts, nothing too much because I heard they can hurt the frog if too much is added. My other ADF sam isnt bloated that I notice, however she is swimming more then usual and goes up to the top of the tank more, I dont know if this is because Dean is sick and she senses it or what. Dean and sam are 4.5 years old and have been in great health up until the past couple of months. I know that they are nearing the end of their life cycle but I want to do everything I can. I heard that you can try to drain fluid with a needles and I am not comfortable doing this by myself. I dont know if this is relevant but he has also is swollen around the head too, only the tip of his nose isnt bloated. Is there anything I can do, I heard alot about dropsy and how it usually doesn't end well, is this what Dean has? And if so how long before he dies? Thanks so much and any help is greatly appreciated.
  19. Bobert and babarita male and female African dwarf frogs
  20. I realize I'm posting a lot of questions lately! This one is for my partner, who I've gotten into aquariums and wanted me to post this to the forum for any advice. We just got some African Dwarf Frogs, and the pH in the tank is 8 (our tap water pH is around 7.6, and the substrate is a buffering substrate, so it's boosting the pH higher). We read somewhere online that 8 is a bit too high for the dwarf frogs and could leave them susceptible to disease. Anyone have experience keeping them and have advice on how sensitive they are to high pH? I suspect we will be doing a lot of water changes anyway so that may help keep the pH down a little bit. Thanks in advance!
  21. My Betta is alone in a fully planted 10 gallon tank. I added a frog and he had disappeared by the next morning. The whole day he was there, my betta showed no interest in it. Will a betta eat an entire frog in one day?
  22. Starting this thread to journal my tanks. Currently I have: 2.5 gallon, well planted with ember tetras and red cherry shrimp 6 gallon with African dwarf frogs, a mystery snail and ember tetras with some new plants 8 gallon planted column tank in progress, current home to 1 female betta 29 gallon community tank, growing number of plants with a male betta, black neon tetras, Otto cats, a bristlenose pleco and baby guppies.
  23. So I got bored and decided to do a video of some of the african dwarf frogs. Here you go! Enjoy. And yes, I am aware there is a small algae bloom in this tank. I relocated some of the plants and planted a few new plants. This has caused for the time being a small imbalance. I am sure it will clear up soon. You can also find it on TikTok here: https://www.tiktok.com/@ben_r_f/video/6922579820886985990?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
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