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RE: African Dwarf Frogs and Simease Fighting

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Posted by: tegu24 at Wed Apr 5 08:49:40 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tegu24 ]  
   

housing such an aggressive species of fish with fully aquatic frogs is probaly not a good idea. there are a few things that need to be known first. how big are your frogs? how big of a tank do you have room for? what do you know about african clawed frogs and bettas?
i ask this because african clawed frogs can grow quite large, up to 4" and most pet stores don't know whether they have dwarfs or not, they are told they are so that is what they list them as. i personally had bought four "dwarfs" the size of a quarter to accent a fish tank, and two years later i had four 2-3" african clawed frogs and almost no fish. which brings me to the main reason i would not mix the two. the betta is liable to pick at or attack the clawed frogs if they are small and the clawed frogs are liable to attempt to eat the betta if they larger than 2 1/2". clawed frogs also like to have alot of room, at the very least a ten for small frogs, a 30-55 gal. for large adults, while bettas prefer smaller tanks, 10 gal. and under. bettas like warm water, 75-80 degrees, while claweds can live in water this warm they are generally happier in 66-75 degree water. the clawed frogs can hide from the betta while they are submerged, but they are labrinth breathers and must come to the surface to breath which leaves them exposed to attack from the betta, which if given a mirror on the outside of a tank will attack it's own reflection.
hope this helps you make your decision.
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