African Dwarf Frog - Hymenochirus boettgeri

African Dwarf Frog - Hymenochirus boettgeri

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African Dwarf Frog - Hymenochirus boettgeri

Product Description:

The African Dwarf Frog (Hymenochirus boettgeri) is a small, fully aquatic amphibian that brings unique charm and fascinating behavior to any freshwater aquarium. Known for their gentle nature and distinctive appearance, these frogs are a popular choice for aquarists looking to add diversity to their tank.

Key Features:

1. Unique and Engaging: African Dwarf Frogs have a distinctive appearance with their smooth, mottled brown skin and webbed feet. Their active and curious nature provides endless entertainment as they explore their environment.

2. Peaceful and Social: These frogs are peaceful and thrive in groups of three or more. They get along well with a variety of small, non-aggressive fish, making them a great addition to community tanks.

3. Easy to Care For: African Dwarf Frogs are hardy and relatively easy to care for, suitable for both novice and experienced aquarists. They require minimal special care, making them a low-maintenance yet rewarding pet.

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended to provide ample space for a small group of African Dwarf Frogs.

  • Aquarium Setup: Create a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding spots using live plants, rocks, and driftwood. Ensure that the tank has a secure lid as these frogs can escape if given the opportunity.

  • Feeding: Offer a varied diet that includes high-quality frog pellets, bloodworms, brine shrimp, and other small invertebrates. Feeding should be done 2-3 times a week to maintain their health and vitality.

  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 72-78°F (22-26°C), pH between 6.5-7.8, and hardness between 5-15 dGH. Regular water changes and filtration are essential to keep the water clean and oxygenated.

  • Tank Mates: Suitable tank mates include small, peaceful fish such as tetras, rasboras, and guppies. Avoid keeping them with large or aggressive fish that may harm or outcompete them for food.

Difficulty: Easy, making them ideal for beginner aquarists.

Maximum Size: African Dwarf Frogs can grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) in length.

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