How To Take Care of an Aquatic Frog

It's ideal for someone who doesn't have a lot of time on their hands, but still loves having a pet, to have an aquatic frog.The Frog fit into small places, perfect for a home with little space.Although they are very different from fish, their care requirements are simple.

Step 1: There is a 10 gallon tank that is no more than 30 cm deep.

It is necessary for your frog to have enough space to move around.You will need an extra gallon per frog if you have more than one.The more space, the better.dwarf Frogs are not particularly strong swimmers, but they do need to come up to the surface of the water to breathe.It will be difficult for your frog to surface if it's deeper than 12 inches (30 cm).You will have to clean the water more often if the tank is crowded because it will cause stress to your frog.

Step 2: There are no openings to install a tank cover.

The aquatic frog likes to jump.They may jump out of your tank if there are any openings.If they are outside for more than 15 minutes, they will die.Even small openings in the tank lid can be big enough for a frog to hop through.If you buy the covers separately, make sure you get a lid that has covers for any unused holes.The plastic on the back of the aquarium cover can be used to cut openings for wires or tubing in the tank.The frog won't be able to get out that way if the holes are cut very snug.

Step 3: There are a lot of hiding places for your frog.

If they have a place to hide, they feel more secure.Use aquarium decorations that are specifically designed for the aquatic frog.You can use live or artificial plants.There are flower pots on the side of the tank.This is an easy and budget-friendly solution for hiding your frog.The tank should not be painted or glazed.There are chemicals in the water that can poison your frog.

Step 4: A standard aquarium light can be added.

The aquatic frog does not need fancy basking lights.They need regular periods of light and dark to mimic their natural habitats.The aquarium light and timer will give the frog 10 hours of light a day.Aquarium lights are energy efficient.If you have a plant that requires high lighting to thrive, you should check with your local aquarium supplier to find out if you need a special light to keep it happy.

Step 5: The water needs to be heated to at least 75 F.

The water temperature is around 78 F.If you want to keep the room where the frog live at 80 F, you can either go to your local pet store or aquarium specialist.The inside of the aquarium needs to be submerged in the water.If you want to free up more space inside your aquarium for plants and inhabitants, get an in-line external heater that sits on the outside of the tank.If you have a lot of plants in your tank, this is a good option.The warmth is not as effective when the space is heavily planted.

Step 6: Water changes can be reduced by using an aquarium filter.

The water should be balanced and clear.When the nitrate levels get too high, you will only need to change the water.The aquatic frog is sensitive to noise.The filters in the tank can be loud for them.An external canister filter can be used.It can be found at your local aquarium supply store.The noise in the tank can be reduced by placing padding under the filter.Don't let your frog's legs get sucked into the inlet slots or holes.Put an intake sponge over the intake hole if you're not sure.

Step 7: If there are fish in the tank add an aerator.

Frogs don't need an aerator because they come up to the surface for air, but installing one will keep your tank water healthy.It's necessary if you have fish or shrimp in the tank.Buy an air pump and air stone from your local aquarium supplier.Aerators can be used as a source of entertainment.They like to play with the bubbles.The air pump can cause irritation to the ears.Hang the pump from a nail in the wall to prevent it from touching the side of the tank.

Step 8: The tank should be filled with water.

The non-chlorinated water should be put into the room temperature tank.The tank can be filled until it is three quarters full.Attach and turn on your lights, heater, and aerator.If you know the spring water has no chlorine or chloramines, you don't need to add anything.You can find one at your local supplier.This will make your water ready for the frog.Chlorine and chloramine are harmful to the frog and can be removed with a dechlorinator.You can let your tank sit undisturbed for 48 hours to let the chlorine evaporate if you don't have a dechlorinator.

Step 9: You can make your tank more attractive by adding a substrate.

Frogs don't need to have anything covering the bottom of the tank, but it can be visually appealing.You can see your frog better if you buy a colorful aquarium gravel.If you do use a substrate, you should buy an aquarium vacuum cleaner so you can vacuum out any bits of food or other debris every week so it doesn't get stuck in the gravel and rot.

Step 10: The clawed frog should not be in a tank with other species.

The African dwarf frog and African clawed frog are the most common aquatic frog.The clawed frog should not share the aquarium with other species.There are small aquarium fish or shrimp that you can house with dwarf frog.The tadpoles have webbed fingers on their legs.The webbing on the front feet of the clawed frog is missing.clawed frog can reach a size of 5–8 inches (13–20 cm) as an adult, whereas dwarf frog are under 2 inches (5.1 cm).You should never release a clawed frog into the wild.They are predatory.

Step 11: Feed your animals until they are full three times a week.

Pick three non-consecutive days per week to feed them.Give them enough food to last them about 15 minutes.To find the right amount, you will have to experiment.If you want the food to stay in the tank, remove it with a net or aquarium vacuum after 20 minutes.Frogs will always eat if they find food.If you feed them every day, they will become overweight.Adding ghost shrimp to the tank will help you clean up your food.They are better at finding small bits of food at the bottom of the tank than the Frogs are.The frog will eat shrimp if they can get their hands on them and fit them into their mouths.Dosage instructions for commercial aquatic frog food can be found on the label.

Step 12: Purchase sticks or pellets.

Commercial foods are usually for animals.Most pet stores have it.Check the instructions on the label for the correct amount.Frogs need 3-6 sticks per meal.Make it easier for them to swallow by breaking the stick in half.There are 3 or 4 pellets per frog.

Step 13: You can add variety to your frog meals.

Commercial frog food will give your animals the right amount of vitamins and minerals.You can give your frog something more exciting once or twice per week.Try live or frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, finely chopped earthworms, or tiny pieces of frozen beef heart.If they are being fed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, try giving them a meal of commercial pellets or sticks on Monday, then give them special frozen foods on Wednesday and Friday.Talk to your local aquarium specialist to find the right food for your budget.Don't feed live bloodworms because they have hooks that can hurt your frog's throats.Dosage recommendations on frozen food can be checked.Small frozen cubes are what most come in.A cube is usually enough to feed 3 people.Cut the cubes with a knife.

Step 14: Food should be placed at the bottom of the tank.

The food can be put onto the bottom of the tank with a turkey baster.If you put the food on the terra cotta dish, the frog will know where to find it.The food won't stay on the terra cotta dish if the tank has a lot of water movement.Put the food on the bottom of the tank for the frog to find it on their own.Frogs don't have great vision, so they may not know there is food for them.If you are going to give them food, gently tap on the glass three times.They should get ready to look for food because of the tapping.The food should be placed at the bottom of the tank to make it easier for the frog to get to it.If you sprinkle the food on top of the water, the fish will eat most of it before it gets to the frog.

Step 15: Feed the frog during the day, then switch to feeding at night.

Frogs can adapt to being fed during the day.If you feed them when their aquarium light is on, you can gauge how much food they are eating.Once you get the hang of how much they eat, you can switch to feeding them as soon as the light goes off in the tank.

Step 16: You have to replace 20% of the water every 14 days.

You can get an aquarium water change kit from your pet store.If you want to clear out any debris, take the filter out, turn it off, and rinse it with some tank water.When you first got your frog, set everything up the same way.You can refill the tank with conditioned water.The accessories in the tank need to be cleaned with tank water and a scrubbing brush.A small bucket can be used to scoop the water out of the tank.

Step 17: The aquarium water test kit can be used to check the water chemistry.

The test kit can be found in your local pet store.The levels will be measured in the kit.If you want to compare the results to the kit, fill the provided test tubes with water from your tank and add the test drops according to instructions.Follow the instructions on the card.Aquarium water test strips are a bit easier to use, but will be more expensive in the long run.

Step 18: If the levels of ammonia or nitrite are high, replace 30% of the water.

If your water test kit shows that you need to lower the ammonia levels, you should replace 30% of the water with fresh, conditioned water and clean out the tank.Increasing the aeration of the tank can help prevent the problem in the future.You can buy neutralizing drops at your local pet store.The negative effects on your frog and other inhabitants will be mitigated by them.

Step 19: Plants can be added to the tank to reduce nitrate levels.

Although nitrates are not as harmful to frog as ammonia or nitrite, they still cause reduced oxygen levels, which can stress out fish and frog.Adding plants to the tank is the most effective way to keep nitrate levels under control.

Step 20: Baking soda can be added to the water to increase the pH.

Baking soda can be used for every 5 gallons of water to increase the pH.Before trying to raise the pH, remove your frog gently with a net and place them in a holding tank.The baking soda should be dissolved in water.Put the mixture in the tank and wait for 30 minutes.You can find a frog holding tank at your local pet store.The water should be tested one day after you add baking soda.You can repeat the process once per week until you get the right pH level.

Step 21: Adding driftwood to your tank is an easy fix for high pH.

Add 1-2 pieces of driftwood to the tank after boiling them.It's similar to a natural filter that removes pollutants to lower the pH level.You can find it at the beach or at your pet store.The driftwood is often treated with harmful chemicals, so don't buy it.

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