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shebeen
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shebeen

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PostSubject: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/5/2011, 6:45 pm

Here's my small collection of African Dwarf Frogs (Hymenochirus boettgeri). They're fully aquatic frogs native
to the Congo region of Africa. In the US, you can buy them at most pet shops that sell tropical freshwater fish.
They have lungs and breath air but spend their entire lives under water.

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I keep three frogs, along with an otto catfish, in a 3 gallon planted aquarium.

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These frogs only grow to about 1.5 inches snout to vent. This one here is a juvenile male. I have 1 male and 2 females.

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These are the only frogs that have webbed front feet.

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They can stay submerged for up to an hour, then they need to surface for a gulp of air.

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They have no eyelids or tongues.

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Often, they will go into zen mode where they remain motionless for 10 or 20 minutes.

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When they shed their skin, they usually eat it.
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/5/2011, 9:07 pm

good stuff! Do they kwak?
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Tityus
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/5/2011, 9:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/5/2011, 9:53 pm

I've had these for over a year and haven't heard a sound from them, although some keepers
report that theirs produce a faint hum.
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/5/2011, 9:56 pm

cool mute froggers.. they dont look so dwarf to me tbh and I didnt know they shed their skin like inverts?
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/6/2011, 2:18 am

Nice setup, shebeen. Rooted anubias on driftwood are my favorite Smile Very nice insertion of interesting facts as well! And yeah, I had no idea they shed and that they ate it either.
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/6/2011, 10:01 am

I think they eat their skin to prevent all that protein from going to waste, similar to the way
some spiders eat their web before spinning a new one. In the wild, you never know when
you'll get your next meal.

Anubis is a great aquatic plant. Besides being one of the few plants that I can actually keep
alive, rooting it to rocks or driftwood allows you to remove it from the tank when you need
to perform a through gravel cleaning.
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junosama
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/7/2011, 5:31 pm

Nice setup I love these guys I have one myself in a small tank. Pretty easy to care for.
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/9/2011, 3:31 pm

very nice frogs.
i want some but my black ghost knife wants them, for other reasons Sad
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/9/2011, 5:29 pm

Have you ever kept African clawed frogs?
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PostSubject: Re: African Dwarf Frogs   African Dwarf Frogs Empty6/17/2011, 3:29 am

i used to have those when i was little..they are fun to watch. always wanted to get some more when i "grew up". super nice setup shebeen
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